may be seen by appointment only. Our appointment desk is open Monday
through Friday form 8:30AM until 4:30PM. For your convenience,
and follow up visits are also available through our email
service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
your initial visit, we will begin a medical record file. It is highly
that you bring your current (not more than a year old)
x‑rays, MRI's, CT scans,
and myelogram films along with the
interpretive reports. It is important that you
bring a list of the
medications you are currently taking, as well as a list of any drug
allergies that you may have. Please bring any old medical records that are
to your painful disorder. If
you are currently receiving pain medications from
another physician, such
as narcotics, please bring their office notes with you. No
narcotics will be prescribed without these notes.
will be given a new patient packet to fill out prior to your initial
visit. We ask
that you have these forms filled out upon arrival to our
office, to expedite your visit.
We would like you to bring your current
insurance cards and driver's license or form
of identification. If you
have specific insurance questions, it would be helpful to check
insurance company before your appointment. Our staff will also be
help you with your questions. All necessary referrals must be
obtained prior to your
appointment, or you will not be able to be seen,
this is your insurance company's policy.
Testing & what it means to YOU
Urine Drug Testing (UDT) Help You?
permits us to prescribe the safest and most effective pain
helps us reduce medication side effects because medications do not
effect everyone the same way.
provides critical information needed to adjust your pain medication
* Do not take medication that aren't prescribed for you by your health
*Consult your physician before combining sedatives or anti-anxiety drugs
with pain medications.
* Do not use opioid (narcotic) medications as sleeping pills.
* Do not take pain medication with alcohol.
* Never give your pain medications to someone else, for any reason.
* Do not suddenly stop taking a medicine.
* Make a list of all your medications and bring it to each medical
* Lock up painkillers to keep them out of other people's hands.
Urine Drug Testing?
Urine Drug Testing (UDT) is a process that measures the presence and
amounts of medications in your urine, and other substances that could
interfere with your meds. These tests allow us to properly prescribe
medications as part of your pain management treatment plan.
Why do we
Prescription medications are a common form of treatment for chronic
pain. However, each person reacts differently to them.
UDT enables us to
identify individual risks related to your medications and avoid
the UDT process?
you will be asked to provide a sample of urine in the cup given to you
by our office, using the bathroom facilities on site. Please do not
alter the cup in any way. Our staff will interpret the results and may
send the sample to an outside laboratory.
happens once my sample is sent to the lab?
The lab will run a series of tests to confirm the levels of both
prescribed and non-prescribed drugs in your system. The usually return
lab results the next business day, ensuring we can refill your
prescriptions promptly. When our office receives your results, they are
carefully reviewed. Your treatment may be adjusted at this point.
Yes. All results are confidential and remain protected as part of your
will I be tested?
Your testing will occur either on a random basis, or at certain
appointments as determined by our staff.
prescriptions and authorizations for renewals should be requested between
and 5:00PM, Monday through Thursday. For your protection,
evening and weekend
renewals will not be accepted because the
doctor must have your chart to renew your
medication. Check your
medication supply frequently. Call us before medications
“run out” so
that there is no chance of lapse. We require 24 hour notice for refills.
We require 48 hour notification for controlled substances. All controlled
require picture identification
at the time of pick up, you may be requested to be seen
up prior to renewal of controlled substance prescriptions. If a medication
lost or stolen, a police report is required prior to refill.
Prescriptions and renewals may
also be requested via our
you for placing your confidence in us to evaluate and treat your problem.