We see patients with chronic pain who are referred to us by their physician. This can be the primary care physician or a specialist (spine surgeon, neurologist, orthopedic surgeon…). We do not accept self-referrals or walk-ins. We require medical records and a referral from your physician even if your insurance carrier does force you to get a referral.
Our emphasis is on interventional pain management which means that we concentrate our efforts on treating pain with a variety of procedures. These range from in-office procedures like trigger point injections to operating room procedures from epidural steroid injections, facet joint interventions (including radio-frequency ablations), sympathetic blocks and kyphoplasty to spinal cord stimulator implantation.
We can only see patients with insurance as we do not accept self-pay patients. The list of currently accepted insurance companies is at the Insurance page.
We have all patients fill out the chronic pain-specific paperwork which is available on the Paperwork page.
All patients who want to be considered for pain medications must undergo a urine drug screen.
Office Hours are:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Fridays are procedure days and we do not see any patients in the office on Fridays or Wednesday. On Wednesdays Lynne is at the office but I am not as I am working in the Department of Anesthesiology at the VA Medical Center in Dallas.
Fridays are reserved for operating room procedures. We do not do any medication management on Fridays, only procedures.
For medication refills please call us at least 3 business days before you start running out. We do not honor computer-generated refill requests by pharmacies.
We do not prescribe benzodiazepines (xanax, ativan) or soma (carisoprodol).