HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCHPoint of View Initial Provider Specialty Is Associated With Long-Term Opiate Use in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Low Back and Lower Extremity PainKalakoti, Piyush MD∗; Nanda, Anil MD, MPH†; Pugely, Andrew J. MD∗Author Information ∗Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA †Department of Neurosurgery, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Piyush Kalakoti, MD, Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA 52241; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The manuscript submitted does not contain information about medical device(s)/drug(s). No funds were received in support of this work. Relevant financial activities outside the submitted work: grants. SPINE: February 1, 2019 - Volume 44 - Issue 3 - p 219 doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002821 Buy Metrics Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.