Lynn R. Webster, M.D.
Lynn R. Webster, M.D. is an internationally recognized expert in pain and addiction medicine. Dr. Webster has long been an advocate for patients suffering from chronic pain and addiction. He has fought for better education and safer therapies to address the twin crises of chronic pain and addiction in America.
For 25 years, he treated patients with chronic pain, many of whom were at high risk for substance abuse. For 15 of those years, he also treated individuals with opioid addiction. He has seen how lives can be destroyed with chronic pain or addiction. This experience has given him a unique insight to the medical challenges of fighting both diseases.
Dr. Webster earned his doctorate of medicine from the University of Nebraska and completed his residency in the University of Utah’s Department of Anesthesiology. He is board certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and addiction medicine. He lectures extensively, and has authored more than 300 scientific publications and books including, The Painful Truth: What Chronic Pain Is Really Like and Why It Matters to Each of Us (Oxford University Press). Dr. Webster is a senior editor to Pain Medicine, and he has contributed editorials and interviews that have appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Washington Post, New York Times, Salt Lake City Tribune, Huffington Post, and The Hill.
Dr. Webster is Vice President of Scientific Affairs for PRA, a leading clinical research organization that operates in more than 80 countries. He is a past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM).
Craig Wirth has been in broadcasting 46 years starting in high school in Great Falls, Montana. He started at our channel four in 1970 for the first of several stretches as Utah’s TV story teller. He later worked as a network correspondent in Los Angeles and for TV stations in New York and Los Angeles.
He received four Emmy Awards for his New York and LA work. Wirth returned to channel four for a weekly TV visit in 1988 while also working in Los Angeles. He quickly specialized his reporting into telling the stories of the history of daily life in Utah for a 15 year run as a stable of Utah’s Sunday night TV.
He rejoined his old home of Utah’s first TV station in November, 2013 to again relive the delightful story of Utah’s history in his trademark “Wirth Watching” reports on the Sunday night news.
In 2012, he was inducted into the Utah Broadcasting Association Hall of Fame.
Wirth also serves as the Communications Director of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah and is a long time instructor at the University of Utah Department of Communication. He also shoots, writes and narrates historical based documentaries. His other passion is volunteering with Best Friends as the group’s M.C. for its Super Adoptions in Salt Lake City.