Lynn Webster, MD
Dr. Lynn Webster is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine and is also certified in addiction medicine. In his private practice, he treats chronic-pain patients, many of whom have complex diagnoses. He also detoxes opioid-addicted patients. He is dedicated to treating patients in pain while simultaneously working to minimize the potential for abuse and addiction. His clinical research interests are diverse. They include pain and pain mechanisms, substance abuse, addiction, sleep medicine and cultural and political attitudes toward pain management. A primary focus is the development of novel agents to treat pain.
Dr. Webster earned his doctorate of medicine from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed his residency in the University of Utah Medical Center’s department of anesthesiology. He lectures extensively on the subject of preventing opioid abuse and criminal diversion in chronic pain patients, and has authored numerous scientific abstracts, journal articles and is the author of Avoiding Opioid Abuse While Managing Pain: A Guide for Practitioners (Sunrise River Press, 2007). This book was written for clinicians who prescribe opioids as a guide to sort out the clinical, regulatory, and ethical issues associated with the prescribing of opioid analgesics.
He is the co-founder of LifeSource, a non-profit foundation established in 2006 to educate physicians, patients and communities on health issues (with an emphasis on pain-related, scientific and social issues), as well as fund and conduct research that will discover new solutions and hope for improved life.