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Episode 050: Prescribing Opioids During an Epidemic

February 08, 2019

Dr. Greg Mancini joins Brian Fortenberry to discuss opioids and narcotics and what could have caused the crisis. Mancini discusses the complications and side effects of the drug, as well as alternatives the medical community could utilize to control the issue without compromising patient care.


The contents of this Podcast are intended for educational/informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Policyholders are urged to consult with their personal attorney for legal advice, as specific legal requirements may vary from state to state and/or change over time. All names have been changed to protect privacy.

About our Guest

Dr. Greg Mancini

Dr. Gregory J. Mancini is a graduate of Columbia University in New York City where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1995. He attended medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia where he graduated with honors of Alpha Omega Alpha in June, 2000. Dr. Mancini completed his general surgery residency in 2005. He earned a distinguished fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the University of Missouri in 2006. Dr. Mancini joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Tennessee in July, 2006. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012 and then to Professor of Surgery in 2018. His clinical practice and academic efforts focus on the area of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery. Dr. Mancini is Program Director of the MIS & Bariatric Fellowship at The UT Graduate School of Medicine. He serves as the Medical Director of the University Bariatric Center at UT Medical Center. He presents and teaches extensively on the topics of foregut, hernia, bariatric surgery, and opioid minimization. He has numerous publications to his credit in the medical literature and actively participates in basic science and clinical research. Dr. Mancini is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons the American Society for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery. He is active national surgical societies such as the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, and the American Hernia Society.

About our Host

Brian Fortenberry is Assistant Vice President of Underwriting at SVMIC where he assists in evaluating risk for the company and assisting policyholders with underwriting issues. He has been involved with medical professional liability insurance since 2007. Prior to his work at SVMIC, Brian worked in the clinical side of medicine and in broadcast media.

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