Getting Started & Preparing for your first pain management appointment
- New pain management patient appointments are available within one week of request
- To schedule an appointment, call 609-371-9100 and select Option 2
When calling to schedule your first pain management appointment, please have the following available as we will request this information:
- Name and Date of Birth
- Address and Phone Number
- Referring physician name, address
- Primary care physician name, address
- Medical Insurance and/or Liability insurance information including member and/or claim number(s)
- Other details about your condition
What to bring to your first appointment:
- Photo ID and insurance card(s)
- Referral or prescription slip, if required by your insurance
- All relevant medical records including previous pain management records, conservative treatment records (Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, etc.), MRI, XRAY, CT scans and/or EMG reports (you will need to bring both the films/CD and written reports) and list of current medications
You may fill out and bring the below forms with you to expedite the initial check in process:
- Initial Consultation Form– General intake questionnaire telling us about yourself and your pain story.
- HIPAA– The HIPAA Privacy regulations require health care providers and organizations, as well as their business associates, develop and follow procedures that ensure the confidentiality and security of protected health information (PHI) when it is transferred, received, handled, or shared.
- Medication Contract– The purpose of this agreement is to prevent misunderstandings about certain medications you will take for pain management.
- NOPP– Notice of Privacy Practices – You can use this form to request a copy of our privacy practices.
- Authorization to Release Records– This form allows us to share your records with other medical-related professionals at your request.
What to expect at your first appointment:
Please try to arrive 15 minutes early to your first pain management appointment and call at least 24 hours in advance if you must reschedule. First you will meet a medical assistant who will check your vital signs and obtain any films/CD and/or written records so they may be shared with your provider. Then the Physician and/or Physician Assistant will complete a thorough review of your medical history and physical examination in order to develop your customized treatment plan.
Due to the length of this examination and various other factors, such as insurance authorizations, please do not expect medications or injections during your first visit.