How do I request medical records?
Please call us and ask for your medical records. You will be asked to fill out a medical record release form. All requests are usually granted within 2 business days. The medical records are yours and are always available to you.
How do I cancel an appointment?
We do our best to confirm all new patient appointments 24 hours in advance. In the event that you cannot keep the appointment on the attached card, we ask that you please notify us within 48 hours of your appointment time. You can also make changes to your appointment on our website.
How should I prepare if I am going to be sedated?
We offer IV sedation for most procedures performed at our pain management clinic. If interested, please discuss this option with your pain management doctor. IV sedation is administered by an experienced, board-certified anesthesiologist who will be with you throughout the entire procedure to ensure your safety and comfort. If you are going to be sedated, please follow the following instructions:
- Please do not eat solid food for 6-8 hours before your appointment.
- You may drink clear liquids such as water, apple juice or black coffee, up until two hours prior to your scheduled procedure time.
- Please bring an escort with you who can accompany you home.
What can I expect after my procedure?
We will discharge you the same day following your pain management procedure with your post-procedural instructions. Due to the local anesthetic that is used, it is common for patients to experience minimal numbness in the treated areas for a few hours after the procedure. The effect may not be immediate, and it typically takes 3-5 days to start feeling relief. You will spend a short time in the recovery area and a physician will discharge you when discharge criteria are met. You can go back to work the next day as there is typically no down time.
What can I expect on procedure day?
We require that you check in 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pain management appointment time and fill out the consent forms for the procedure. All co-pays, co-insurance, and deductible payments are due at the time of the service, unless other arrangements such as a payment plan are made in advance. If you need to cancel or reschedule your procedure please notify us within 24 hours of your scheduled time. We ask that you bring a list of your current medications, allergies, and medical conditions with you, as well as wear loose fitting clothing giving the physicians access to the treatment area. Most procedures are under 30 minutes, and are typically not painful.