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October 2017 - Volume 14 - Issue 4

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Dr. Wohl Receives Advocacy Award from Florida College of Emergency Physicians

Aaron Wohl, M.D., FACEP, an emergency medicine physician with Lee Health, was awarded the Martin Gottlieb Advocacy Award at the Florida College of Emergency Physician (FCEP) Annual Meeting. Dr. Wohl is a member of the FCEP Board of Directors.

Over the last three years, Dr. Wohl has developed relationships with legislators and helped to craft legislation to reduce some of the morbidity and mortality associated with the opioid crisis.  Such legislation allowed Dr. Wohl to spearhead a naloxone (opioid overdose antidote) distribution program from our emergency departments and from Lee Health outpatient pharmacies for those patients suffering from opioid use disorder. This year, with other thought leaders in the state, he has been developing some best practices for our emergency departments to improve the care and health of our communities’ opioid use disorder patients. This is in response to recently passed legislation directing hospitals to do more for this patient population.
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