LYNN – (Radio Feature) For a team of doctors working at Lynn Community Health, the increased awareness sparked by the national dialogue on opioid abuse and interventions is welcomed attention to a critical health risk for all families. In this radio feature Bill Newell discusses the magnitude of the problem in Lynn and some of the interventions / treatments patients in Lynn are receiving from Lynn Community Health. This is the first of a two part series with four doctors from Lynn Community Health.
Dr. Kiame J. Mahaniah – Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Kelly Holland – Primary Care Physician
Dr. Kimberly Roberts-Schultheis – Addictions Psychiatrist
Dr. Mark Alexakos – Chief Behavioral Health Officer
Special Report – Radio Feature
-In 2015 there were 54 opioid-related deaths in Lynn, up from 38 in 2014. This represents 6% of those in the entire state of MA.
-In 2016 to date there have been 19 opioid-related deaths in Lynn.