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New Patient Resources and FAQ

What You Need to Know

How do I request an appointment?

To request an appointment, please feel free to call our office at 330-493-2571. We do require referrals before scheduling all new patients. To send us a referral, please contact your primary care physician, previous pain management doctor, or whoever is managing your care and ask them to send us a referral. If the symptoms are related to a work injury, we will need to receive an approved C9 for consultation at our office. 

Can I get a same-day appointment?

We pride ourselves on scheduling patients as soon as possible. If we have an open appointment and all necessary documentation, we can absolutely see you the same day. If we are waiting for documentation, a referral, or authorization, you can expect to be scheduled in 1-7 days.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

Please bring your insurance cards, photo ID (for example a Driver's license), and a list of all current medications. 

What should I expect from my first appointment?

When you arrive, you will sign in at the front desk and have your temperature read. We will ask for your insurance cards, photo ID, and medication list. If your insurance requires a co-pay for specialists offices, you will pay upon check-in. Next, you will be asked to fill out some new patient paperwork. After check-in is complete, we will take you back to an exam room for a consult with the doctor. He will talk with and examine you, and you will discuss your treatment options. Based on what is decided, he will tell you how we proceed. If you have any questions, feel free to call our office.

What treatment can I expect?

Our office is focused on interventional pain management. This means that our treatment plans involve addressing the source of the pain through injections and procedures. Physical therapy, home exercise programs, and chiropractic treatments may sometimes be recommended to combat the pain. We do not rely on the use of prescription narcotics, opioids, or cannabis.

How long do visits last?

Including the time it takes to check-in, fill out paperwork, and have your consult, you should expect to stay 45 minutes to an hour. Most scheduled procedures and treatments will take less than an hour.

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