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Addiction Medicine


Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Keck School of Medicine of USC


Improving Physicians and Staff Relations for Physicians
Physician & Patient Medication Communication
The Psychology of Pharmacology: How to Get Patients to Take Their
Successfully Dealing with Difficult Patients
Adherence: The Silent CV Risk Factor
Identifying and Managing Suicidal Patients
Helping People Change Behavior: Practical Tips for Busy Clinicians
Motivational Interviewing for Busy Clinicians
Modern Treatment of Depression
The Primary Care Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis & Treatment of Anxiety
Taking Your Medicine: Facilitating Patient Adherence with Treatment
What Is At-Risk Drinking & How You Might Successfully Intervene
Just Say…??? How to Talk with Alcohol and Substance Abusers
Depression in Physicians
When a Colleague Commits Suicide
Dealing with Suicide
Psychopharmacology for Non-Physicians
Mid-Life Crisis
Don’t Panic!!! Finding and Treating Your Patients with Anxiety Disorders
A Smile on Their Faces: Effectively Recognizing and Treating Depression

“Very excellent lecture Ð content & level very appropriate for the audience. Actually very good patient care pointers. One of our best recent Grand Rounds ” – Good Samaritan Hospital”His talk was really good. He is entertaining to listen to and we had a full house.” – Providence Holy Cross Medical CenterGood, practical speaker with a great handout. – Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Pain & Palliative Care Specialist
Palliative Care Strategies


Principles of Conservative Prescribing
Prescribing Practices of Controlled Substances
Abuse-Deterrence Technology for Opioids: Practical Tips for Use
Opioids: Minimizing Risks, Maximizing Safety with Opioid Prescribing
What’s New in Pain Management: Update of New Products, Delivery Systems and Guidelines for Care
End-of-Life Care: Blending Compassion with Pharmacology – Managing Pain and Other Symptoms
Let’s Quit Talking About Pain and Do Something: Practical Pain Management Tips for Busy Practitioners
Neuropathic Pain – Newer Treatment Options
New Trends in the Pharmacological Management of Acute and Chronic Pain
Advanced Pain Management: What to Do When All Else Fails
No Longer a Choice: Ethical Issues and Pain / Symptom Management
Pick an Opioid, Any Opioid? Reasons to Think Through the Decision Process
Opioids – Guidelines to Successful Treatment
Dealing with Difficult Pain Conditions and Challenging Patients
Managing Key Side Effects of Opioid Therapy
Understanding CDC Guidelines for Pain- Practical Tips for Busy Providers

Gregory L. Holmquist, PharmD, CPE, is the director and owner of Palliative Care Strategies, in Seattle, WA. He also provides direct patient care and consultative services for the chronic non-cancer pain and hospice teams at a large managed care organization in Washington. Dr. Holmquist has made numerous presentations about pain management, symptom control and palliative care throughout the United States, and he has been involved in a number of clinical trials and other research studies.Dr. Holmquist received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a board certified Oncology Pharmacist, an American Medical Association Certified Educator for Physicians on End-of-Life Care, and an American Society of Pain Educators Certified Pain Educator (C.P.E.). As a clinician and educator, Dr. Holmquists philosophy of care is summarized in one core statement, ÒMaking a difference in the lives of patientsÓ.
Very good speaker! – Heat to Heart Hospice “Greg did a great job today and received positive feedback from the attendees ” – Valley View Hospital “Gregory Holmquist brings to his educational offerings more than just words and pictures on slides. He brings years of real life clinical experience, a vast amount of research and scholarship, and a wonderful sense of humor to make it all the more enjoyable. Dr. Holmquist is a gifted pain educator” B. Elliot Cole, MD, MPA Executive Director American Society of Pain Educators “You are a dynamic educator. You gave a clear, comprehensive presentation on standard and innovative strategies to palliate uncontrolled pain…You enthusiastically and thoroughly covered the spectrum of pain problems and treatments! Your hands-on experience with a variety of situations gives your information a reality and practicality that attendees appreciate. Your talks attracted record turn-outs!” Bonnie Eckert, RN, BSN, CME Coordinator Patrick J Burns, DO, CME Director Kalispell Regional Medical Center “Just as promised, you did make a difference in the lives of our members attending the National Neuropathy Conference. Your delightful manner, candor, willingness to give everyone a chance to participate added up to a very much appreciated program. Remember the crowd waiting in line after your presentation for an opportunity to speak to you? You couldn’t miss it!” Al Porte, President Minnesota Neuropathy Association

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology
Keck School of Medicine of USC


Physician Burnout: Causes and Prevention
Stress in Health Care Setting: The Burnout Physician
Physician Well-Being: How to Become a “Balanced Physician
Physician Wellness
Interventions to Improve Physician Wellness
Fatigue and Burnout: A Threat to Patient Safety
Chocolate: The Perfect Food, What Should We Know about It
The Benefits of Music Therapy
Health Benefits of Red Wine and Chocolate
Fatigue Among Healthcare Providers and Its Impact on Patient Safety
Stress and Patient Safety: The Impact of Medical Errors
Medical Errors; the Human Factor
Polypharmacy; What Every Physician should Know about the Beers’ Criteria
Narcotic Abuse; the Dangers of Opioid Prescriptions
Medical Errors; Third Leading Cause of Death
Physician Communication and Care Management: Leadership Strategies
Doctor- Nurse Communication
Opioid Endocrinopathies
Reactive Hypoglycemia, Insulin Resistance, and Prediabetes: What Is the Connection?
Diabetic Neuropathy: Most Common Microvascular Disease in Diabetic Population
Hypercalcemia and Hypocalcemia
Diabetic Foot: Number One Reason for Hospitalization of Diabetic Patients
Hypomagnesemia: The Most Neglected Electrolyte Imbalance in Medical Practice
Diabetic Complications: Neuropathy and Gastropathy in Diabetes
Hyperkalemia and Diabetes: A “Deadly Combination”
Pre-Diabetes: An Opportunity to Prevent Diabetes
Insulin Resistance
Metabolic Syndrome
Obesity: A Marker of Insulin Resistance
Hyporenin Hypoaldosteronism : The Risk of Unrecognized Drug Induced Hyperkalemia
Cushing Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment
Hyperaldosteronism: A Common Cause of Hypertension
Hypoglycemia in the Hospital Setting, Causes and Management
Diabetic Foot –the Cost of Amputations and to Prevent it.
The Role of Multidisciplinary Team to Address Diabetic Foot and Prevent Amputations
Endocrinology Update, with Pharmacology