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FAQ

In a clinical visit we will gather all pertinent information including a thorough physical examination. Depending on the findings, we will determine whether additional test may be required. Ultimately we will discuss all findings, discuss treatment option

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 test may be required. Ultimately we will discuss all findings, discuss treatment options and develop your personal treatment plan. Procedures are typically scheduled procedures at an independent point of time.

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

We would like you to take all your regular medication (especially blood pressure medication and such. Please do not take blood thinners) the morning of your procedure with a sip of clear water - please skip breakfast, if you have an early morning appointment. For an afternoon procedure, we would like you to only have a light breakfast before 7.00 am.

Please arrive 30 min prior to your procedure time. This time is easily spend on checking in, blood work, changing, and other preparation for your procedure.

Also, please have a driver with you for transport after 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.