Author | Susan Hutchinson, MD

Articles

Opioids for Migraine Headache? It Depends

September 24, 2018

A family physician with expertise in headache treatment makes the case for appropriate use of opioids in some patients.

Attacking Migraine: Why CGRP?

June 27, 2018

The first CGRP mAb has been FDA-approved, but why should you consider this novel category for migraine prevention? 

Menstrual Migraine: A Test plus Tips for Primary Care

June 04, 2018

Menstrual migraine can be a tricky diagnosis. Test your knowledge of the headaches and gather clinical tips with our 8-question quiz.

Migraine Meds: An 8-question Quiz

May 02, 2018

Drugs that treat migraine come from a variety of classes and reflect on- and off-label use. How current are you?

Neurostimulators & Migraine Headaches: What the Primary Care Provider Needs to Know

April 02, 2018

Neurostimulators are an emerging treatment option for migraine patients who want non-pharmacologic treatment. Find out what you know about the three devices approved for use in the US.

Migraine and Abuse: A Powerful Lesson Learned

March 06, 2018

One of my migraine patients taught me that I need to ask the very hard questions if I want to offer the best possible care.

3 Questions Busy PCPs Might Forget to Ask a Headache Patient

February 04, 2018

A headache specialist suggests 3 questions that can help maximize a short follow-up visit with these complex patients. 

Hormones and Migraine: A Case Study

September 15, 2017

Headaches that occur several days before menses as well as disabling headaches on days unrelated to menses... how would you help this young woman?

Podcast: Migraine-6 Steps to Counter Refractory Headaches

November 03, 2011

In many patients, episodic migraines increase in frequency and transform into a refractory pattern.