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Opioid Overuse and Dependency: A Widespread Concern

Opioid abuse is not only a national epidemic; it’s a local one, too. Peoples Health Market Medical Director Dr. Brent Wallis joined the Fox 8 morning show on Friday, July 21, to discuss the epidemic, including how to recognize signs of dependency and find available resources.

About Peoples Health
Established in 1994, Peoples Health is a Medicare Advantage organization serving more than 60,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Louisiana. Peoples Health Medicare health plans have been rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by Medicare for 2018, making them the highest-rated plans in the state. The physician-owned company administers and provides a unique approach to wellness, care coordination and support services for plan members. The company is a proud supporter of many social, cultural, athletic and health organizations and holds an NCQA accreditation. Visit for more information.




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