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I am a new patient. What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

Thank you for choosing Interventional Pain Management for your care.

We look forward to meeting you on your initial visit in our office. It is the goal of our entire team to provide you with the highest quality service.

For your first time clinical appointment, please arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled visit to ensure that you have adequate time to complete our new patient intake paperwork.

In order to help us to best take care of you, please bring the following items:

  • Health Insurance Card/Information
  • State licensed photo ID or passport
  • If necessary, a friend or family member to take notes/help with questions
  • A list of all medications you are taking
  • A list of all other physicians treating you including phone numbers
  • A list of your questions and concerns
  • A disc of recent imaging: MRI/X-rays/CT scans if available or (second best) a copy of your MRI / XRAYS / CT scan reports
  • A list of all other physicians treating you including phone numbers
  • If you have seen other pain management physicians within the past five years, please bring a complete copy of the medical records
  • Complete the forms listed below and bring them to your initial office visit

If you have any additional questions, please contact our office.

What can I expect in my initial encounter?

In a clinical visit we will gather all pertinent information including a thorough physical examination. Depending on the findings, we will determine whether additional tests may be required. Ultimately we will discuss all findings, discuss treatment options and develop your personal treatment plan. Procedures are typically scheduled at an independent point of time.

I have a procedure scheduled at the Interventional Pain Management Center, how do I prepare?


• DRINK one 8oz glass of water 2 hours prior to your procedure.

• Stop taking the medications documented below for the listed number of days.

• Stop eating & drinking for 6 hours prior to procedure, except for the 8oz of water noted above.

• Take your medications (except for the medications listed below) as prescribed.

• Call the office at 870-932-0399 if you develop any of the following problems or have an active infection: fever, chills, nausea or vomiting.

• Bring an adult driver with you to drive you home from the clinic after your procedure.

• Blood Sugar less than 200 on the day of the procedure.

Which medication should I stop taking prior to my procedure?

In most cases blood thinning medication should be stopped prior to your procedure. We also count over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as blood thinners. Those remain for a long-time in the blood, which is the reason why we may ask you to stop taking the medication up to 7 days prior to your procedure. NSAIDs include (but are not limited to): Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Meloxicam, Diclofenac etc.

At your office visit, our office will tell you what medications to hold and how long to hold them prior to your scheduled procedure.