This week, I'm excited to welcome Dr Amy Baxter to the podcast. Dr. Baxter directs innovation, invention, operations and strategy for Pain Care Labs. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, as a double boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research while also founding Pain Care Labs (initially called MMJ Labs). Accomplishments include multiple NIH SBIR Fast-Tracks and review panel service, writing and overseeing patent strategy, and successfully pursuing 510(k) FDA clearances. Recognition includes Forbes Ten Healthcare Disruptors, Inc. Top Women in Tech to Watch, Top 10 Innovative and Disruptive Women in Healthcare, a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person,” and the Most Innovative CEO from Georgia Bio. National and international lecturing highlights include Exponential Medicine “Future of Pain Management”, TEDx, State Department VentureWell keynote, and TEDMED.
Questions asked in the episode
How might we know if our pain is normal or if we should see a medical professional? What strategies do you recommend for managing chronic pain? When should we use ice for pain as some say this strategy is outdated? https://180nutrition.com.au/
This week, I'm excited to welcome Dr. Amy Baxter to the podcast. Dr. Baxter is a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, and now CEO of Pain Care Labs with a mission to eliminate unnecessary pain. She invented and patented VibraCool, vibrating cryotherapy to treat tendonitis and decrease opioid use, and her Buzzy device has been used to control needle pain for over 32 million needle procedures. She has been named a healthcare game-changer, healthcare transformer and most innovative CEO of the year. In this episode, we discuss the topic of pain management using tools and techniques, including vibration, heat, cold and mindset. Over to Dr. Baxter. Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I'm delighted to welcome Dr. Amy Baxter to the podcast. Dr. Baxter, how are you?
I am doing wonderfully this afternoon for me and morning for you.
Yes. Yeah. Connecting via the internet once again. Thank you so much for sharing some of your time today. But, first up, for all those that may not be familiar with you or your work, I'd love it if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself, please.
Sure. I am a pediatric emergency doctor by training. I did most of my clinical work in any areas of suffering. So I did a child abuse fellowship, I did pediatrics, I did research in nausea, I invented the BARF scale for children with cancer to be able to say, "That barfing face, that's the one I feel like." Now I am a full-time CEO of a medical device company that blocks out sharp pain.
Wow, fantastic. Well, interesting topic then because pain is very personal, it's very unique to the individual.
I guess first question then when talking about pain, many of us will be subject to pain throughout our days, weeks, lives, whether it be headache, sports injury, leading to perhaps more serious complications where pain is involved. How might we know if our pain is normal, i.e., "Oh, it's just a headache," or we should see a medical professional?
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