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Dr. Johnson Talks About a Multidisciplinary Approach to Patient Care

When you’re a patient at The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York, you don’t see just one doctor—you see a team. Our doctors work side by side with nurses and physical therapists to provide comprehensive healthcare.

Collaborative spine care was the topic at the Columbia Commons Campus-Wide Interprofessional Practice and Education Day, or IPE Day. Director of Physical Therapy Dr. Evan Johnson was on hand to talk about how creative teamwork across disciplines can lead to better healthcare solutions for patients. He and nurse practitioner Jane Kostadinov led a workshop called “The Personal and Societal Costs of Chronic Low Back Pain,” in which they discussed how a multidisciplinary approach to low back pain may be able to help patients avoid addiction to opioid painkillers.

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