Troy Parks

Troy Parks

AMA Affiliated Groups

News Writer,

Troy was a news writer for the AMA from 2015 to 2017. In addition to writing for the AMA, his work has appeared in newsletters and publications of the Colorado Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, the Washington State Medical Association, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Oblong Magazine.

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Overdose Epidemic

Training tomorrow’s physicians to help reverse the opioid epidemic

Jason Jerry, MD, uses medication-assisted treatment for patients with opioid-use disorders and teaches residents how they can help reduce harm from the opioid epidemic.
Patient in discomfort with physician looking on.

Overdose Epidemic

Seattle clinic follows biopsychosocial model for patients with chronic pain

This chronic pain management program focuses on functional restoration to help patients return to their lives because a “cure” for chronic pain is many times not possible.
Man in chronic pain holds cane and his sore knee.

Overdose Epidemic

Ohio project puts naloxone in right hands at right time

An emergency medicine physician in Cleveland leads a naloxone-distribution program that has helped reverse 700-plus opioid overdoses.
Naloxone injector.

Population Care

Mass General brings population health outreach to primary care

Population health coordinators help patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension improve outcomes.
Overhead view of a group of people in a crowd.

Patient Support & Advocacy

Court case could stifle collection of patient safety information

Court set to decide whether patient safety information protected under the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act is subject to discovery in liability case.

Scope of Practice

Barriers to colonoscopy screenings tackled in physician-led APM

Advanced APMs developed by physicians for use in the QPP look to coordinate care and ease barriers to services for patients.

Patient Support & Advocacy

Rumblings of possible Anthem-DOJ settlement are cause for “alarm”

The AMA urges the U.S. Justice Department to reject any settlement offers that would allow Anthem-Cigna merger.