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Partners in Caring Speaker Series

Partners in Caring Speaker Series

A Community Conversation

Opioids Not Needed:

Identifying Alternatives. Improving Quality of Life.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7 p.m. 
Messiah College, High Center, Parmer Hall
One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA


Dr Theresa Burick, DO, FACP

Dr. Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, MBA

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Dr. Theresa Burick, DO, FACP

Dr. Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, MBA

Dr. Amy Humphrey, PT, DPT, OCS

Opioid abuse is rampant in America. It is affecting our families, friends and community at an alarming rate. Opioid prescriptions are not always necessary for pain management. There are alternatives.

Join Geisinger Holy Spirit and the Messiah College School of Graduate Studies for an informative community conversation on alternatives to opioid use for pain management.

Emceed by ABC 27’s Amanda Peterson, a panel of local medical and medical technology experts, will discuss innovative, non-pharmacological alternatives to manage pain and improve. The panelists will provide multidisciplinary options for managing pain and improving individuals’ quality of life. The audience will have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer forum following the presentations.


Theresa Burick, DO, FACP, board certified internist, founder and president of the Burick Center for Health and Wellness

Amy Humphrey, PT, DPT, OCS, assistant clinical professor, doctor of physical therapy program, Messiah College

Shan Padda, BA, CEO, Harvard Medtech

Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, MBA, chairman, Geisinger Musculoskeletal Institute

This event will be held in Parmer Hall, located in the High Center on Messiah College’s campus at One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg.

Directions to campus

Please park in the lots near and around the High Center.

Tickets to this event are free. To reserve your ticket, please call the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 go to

Geisinger Holy Spirit and Messiah College School of Graduate Studies have partnered to offer a dynamic speaker series designed to provide insight into common topics affecting our community. By partnering, we can collectively provide innovative educational opportunities while staying true to our respective faith-based values. Together, we will address relevant health and quality of life issues facing residents of southcentral Pennsylvania.
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