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Overcoming the Barriers to an Integrative Model of Care
Faculty: Robert Saper, MD
Those of us who stand for an integrative model of pain care are often met with barriers to care, especially insurance coverage, affordability, access and awareness.
Robert B. Saper, MD MPH, is an associate professor of family medicine at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1988 and the UCSF Family Medicine Residency in 1992. After being in private practice for eight years in the San Francisco Bay Area, he completed the Harvard NCCIH T32-funded Integrative Medicine Research Fellowship from 2001-2004. In 2004 he founded the Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. His research focus is the implementation of evidence-based integrative medicine approaches for underserved populations. He has received federal funding from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health to study yoga for chronic back pain and a PCORI contract for a national pragmatic trial of physical therapy for the prevention of chronic back pain. Dr. Saper is the current chair of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health. He has published over 45 peer-reviewed papers and has lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Saper continues to see patients for primary care and integrative medicine. He mentors medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty.
Dr. Saper reports that he has nothing to disclose.