Stephen is the Associate Program Director of Yale Primary Care Residency, Yale University School of Medicine, USA.
Why I love to teach
My areas of interest include addiction medicine, medical education, and the art and science of physical diagnosis. My current clinical activities include ambulatory clinic precepting, co-directing Yale’s Addiction Recovery Clinic, and serving as the director of Musculoskeletal Education and Addiction Medicine Education within the Primary Care training program at Yale.
Latest articles with Stephen
Primary care clinicians can treat cutaneous and musculoskeletal conditions
Who says that primary care clinicians can’t perform dermatological and musculoskeletal procedures? Certainly not us! That's why we brought in Stephen Holt to show you how to treat the most common musculoskeletal and cutaneous conditions.
How to aspirate and inject the knee joint
Performing a knee arthrocentesis (fluid aspiration) and steroid injection helps you identify the root of your patient's problem and relieve them from pain. Learn the best way to prepare for, perform, and provide follow-up for this procedure.
Interpreting abnormal urine drug screen results
Opioids, benzodiazepines, cocaine, cannabis - a urine drug test can detect if your patient recently consumed any of them. How are opiates and opioids different? Do both trigger a positive opioid screen? How can you estimate how long a drug is detectable in urine? Find out the answers by watching this video presented by Dr. Stephen Holt, Co-Director at Yale Addiction Recovery Clinic, USA.
How to prescribe opioid agonists
Opioid agonists, like naltrexone, buphrenorphine or methadone, are medication used in opioid use disorder. Are pharmacokinetic concepts like onset of action, receptor activation and avidity clinically relevant for opioid agonists? How is methadone therapy supervised? Who can prescribe opioid agonists? How is misuse of therapeutic agonists prevented? Find out the answers by watching this video presented by Dr. Stephen Holt, Co-Director at Yale Addiction Recovery Clinic, USA.
Prescribing maintenance pharmacotherapy–help patients stay off alcohol and prevent withdrawal
Prescribing maintenance pharmacotherapy in alcohol use disorder helps your patient avoid binge drinking. How should you prescribe naltrexone, acamprosate and disulfiram? Find out the answers by watching this video, presented by Dr. Stephen Holt, Co-Director at Yale Addiction Recovery Clinic, USA.
Nicotine replacements for your patients that smoke
Nicotine withdrawal in smokers peaks over the first three days, but can last for many weeks. Quitting “cold turkey” is not effective for over 90% patients. Therefore, it’s our role as clinicians to support patients trying to quit smoking with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).
How to get your patient to stop their addictive behavior
As clinicians, it’s important to distinguish between sustain talk, vague talk and change talk. How can you help your patients get to the change stage? What role do SMART goals play? Should you recommend cognitive behavioral therapy, contingency management, or twelve steps programs, like AA? What about inpatient rehabilitation programs? Find out the answers by watching this video, presented by Dr. Stephen Holt, Co-Director at Yale Addiction Recovery Clinic, USA.
How to use motivational interviewing in addiction medicine
Addiction is a very difficult subject to broach. How should you talk to your patient about their substance abuse? How can you gauge their motivation for change? Find out the answers by watching this video from our course Essentials of Addiction Medicine, written and presented by Dr. Stephen Holt, Co-Director at Yale Addiction Recovery Clinic, USA.