Gary Stoner, OB/GYN
2:00 - 3:00 PM
The Stigma of OUD in Pregnancy: An Opportunity for the Rebirth of Compassion
Since 1994, Dr. Gary Stoner has been an OB/GYN physician at Geisinger Medical Center.
1. Discuss why advertising should be viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism
2. Define the factors contributing to the opioid crisis
3. Appreciate the mindset of the pregnant woman with opioid use disorder
4. Recognize that stigma and fear are the rate limiting steps for successful recovery
Dr. Stoner is the Director of the Women’s Health Opioid Use Disorder Program. He obtained his Buprenorphine waiver in 2014 and his sole focus of practice is the treatment and management of pregnant patients with OUD. He lectures widely on the topic of stigma and considers it the rate limiting step towards successful recovery.