Dan Laird, M.D., J.D.
Flamingo Medical Clinic
Las Vegas, Nevada
Pain Management - Medicine, Family Medicine
telemedicine, primary care, opioids, overdose, benzodiazepines, respiratory depression, apnea, pain management, pain medicine, pain relief, overdose, prescribing, medical necessity, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, hydromorphone, gabapentin, sleep apnea, hypoxia, anoxic brain damage, analgesia
Dr. Laird has more than 25 years of experience as a primary care and pain management physician. He has extensive experience safely prescribing opioids and is familiar with the consequences of not only over-prescribing, but also under-prescribing of opioids. Dr. Laird holds expertise in anesthesiology and the pharmacology of opioids, benzodiazepines, sedatives, hypnotics, and other sedating medications. He is also intimately familiar with how these medications interact to cause respiratory depression, airway obstruction, apnea, and overdose. Dr. Laird is familiar with the legal and medical issues related to allegations of overprescribing opioids. He is familiar with the standard of care with regard to urine drug testing (UDS) and the pros and cons of the same.
Dr. Laird has expertise in the medical and legal aspects of addiction, physical and psychological dependence, withdrawal, diversion, misuse, and the management of opioid addiction. Though Dr. Laird is trained as both a physic...