Dr. Boutwell Lenarz shares how her patient, Gary Pashia, beat his addiction to prescription pain medication

As part of Pain Awareness Month, Kaylea Boutwell Lenarz, MD from Pain and Rehabilitation Specialist of St. Louis, speaks to KPLR about pain management.

Dr. Boutwell Lenarz is joined by her patient, Gary Pashia, who beat his addiction to prescription drugs after the amputation of his right arm and shoulder. Before the surgery, he was diagnosed with cancer.

Medications can help but in Gary’s case, the frequency led to addiction.

Gary, tells us how his pain led to years of dependence on prescription medications and the protocol he used to beat his addiction. Watch now.

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About Kaylea M. Boutwell, M.D.

Kaylea M. Boutwell, MD, is a Missouri native, born and raised in Springfield, MO. Since the completion of her medical training and residency at Saint Louis University Hospital (2001 - 2008), and subsequent Specialty Fellowship at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation Hospital, her practice has been devoted exclusively to top-tier Pain Management.

It is Dr. Boutwell’s personal mission to directly and deeply benefit the patients of Katalyst through excellent patient education, provider engagement, and treatment plans.