Referral protocol includes the Referral Form, all the medical records and all X ray, CT and MRI reports. Also we need a medication list including blood thinners (Coumadin, Plavix, Aggrenox, etc.)
If referred patient was treated in any other pain practice, patient should sign a Medical Records Release Form so we can review previous treatments and procedures prior to scheduling an appointment. If our conclusion is that V Pain Clinic has no other treatment options, we will inform you and the patient about our decision.
For patients with urgent issues we try to schedule an appointment within 24-48 hours.
For cervical procedures or any procedure that requires IV sedation, the patient should not eat or drink after midnight. They should take their medication with a small amount of water.