Two Ohio surgeons prescribed 42,000 less opioid pills in 2016.  They are on a mission to allow every prescriber to do the same.
Their PainPack™ Protocol is the first streamlined integration of multimodal acute pain control and opioid disposal. Prescribers can now easily offer pain control while dramatically reducing the volume of opioids fueling the devastating prescription drug abuse crisis.
Read about The National Safety Council's recognition for their innovative approach to opioid reduction.

Did you know, 4 out of 5 heroin users started out misusing prescription painkillers?



In an effort to optimize patients' recovery, Dr. Glenn Waters, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, and Dr. Tim McConnell, Orthopedic Surgeon, have developed The PainPack Protocol.


The PainPack Protocol uses a baseline regimen of Ibuprofen (Motrin and Advil) and Acetaminophen (Tylenol) while reserving low dose Oxycodone, strictly as needed.

Furthermore, all patients are educated regarding responsible disposal of unused opioids.



Timothy B. McConnell, MD

Glenn S. Waters, DDS

In 12 months, using the PainPack

Protocol, they prescribed

42,000 less opioids than their

traditional prescribing habits.






Number of Opioids Prescribed,

Dr. McConnell vs Control

“I did not require any opioid pain medication following

arthroscopic surgery on my shoulder.”


“The pain control protocol

[Dr. McConnell] uses allowed me a virtually pain-free recovery without any narcotics! Amazing!”



Number of Opioids Prescribed,

Dr. Waters

Patient Education

  • Will you or a loved one be prescribed an opioid in the future?(Oral, Orthopaedic, General Surgery, etc.)

  • Ask if you are a candidate for the PainPack Protocol.

  • This protocol maximizes non-opioid medication at prescription doses and allows for the opioid to be an option rather than an obligation.

  • To best control your pain, take Tylenol 1000 mg and Ibuprofen 800 mg every 6-8 hours three times each day.

  • Make sure to wait 1-2 hours between the Tylenol and Ibuprofen.

  • The Oxycodone 5 mg (an opioid, aka "heroine in a pill") is to be used only for pain that is not relieved by the Tylenol and Ibuprofen. 

  • We recommend using the Oxycodone in 1/2 pill increments.

Do you want to print the PainPack Protocol for your own use?
Remember to return your printed version to your prescriber
Make sure you responsibly dispose of unused opioids
Click on the link below to find the closest drop box




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Dr. Waters and Dr. McConnell bring over 30 years of combined experience and have collectively performed approximately 1,500 surgeries per year. The doctors have prescribed over half a million opioid pills throughout their careers. In 12 months, using the PainPack Protocol, Drs. Waters and McConnell prescribed 42,000 less opioids than their traditional prescribing habits.


Dr. Timothy B. McConnell

Dr. Glenn S. Waters

Orthopedic Surgeon

Board Certified

MD - 1997 / BS - 1992

475+ surgical procedures/year

Opioid Rx: 420,000 over career*

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Board Certified

MD - 2002 / DDS - 1998 / BA -1989

950+ surgical procedures/year

Opioid Rx: 120,000 over career*


TM 2016 Optimal Recovery Rx

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