Find answers to the most pressing questions about pain management, our practice, and living with chronic pain.
Many of the medications we prescribe are heavily regulated by the DEA, which requires we prescribe medication in the safest manner possible. As a result, Oklahoma laws now prohibit many medications from being refilled without monitoring. Therefore, we require you to be seen monthly so we can closely monitor your health and any effects your treatment may have.
Depending on the test, we generally receive results back between 1-2 weeks. However, once we receive the results, your doctor must review and sign them before they are able to be disclosed. Therefore, all test results will be discussed at your next appointment. If we receive a critical result for any test, we will contact you immediately.
Most insurance plans do not cover 100% of your visit. Balances often reflect your percentage (co-insurance) and/or unmet deductible. Your balance includes only services with an unpaid balance.
Because we are specialists, we only prescribe medication for your pain. All other medications will have to be prescribed by your family doctor or another physician (i.e. cardiologist, psychiatrist, etc.). However, due to the strict regulation of medications by the DEA, you cannot be prescribed ANY controlled medication by these doctors. This includes medications for day to day living that may have a narcotic element such as cough syrup with codeine. If you receive a prescription and are not sure if it has a controlled substance in it, please call our office at (405) 752-9600 for clarification BEFORE you fill the prescription.
Due to formulary changes made by many insurance companies, certain co-pays have increased this year. If your co-pay has increased significantly, please contact your insurance company to confirm if your payment portion has increased or if your prescription needs a prior authorization.
As specialists, our doctors require potential patients to undergo rigorous scrutiny before being accepted at our clinic. This process is our first step in complying with various laws and regulations. This process includes a background check and reviewing the person’s prescription history through the DEA prescription database. As a result, patients may be denied care at our facility for many reasons, including: having a large number of criminal charges or criminal charges considered especially risky for treatment, filling prescriptions by a large number of different doctors, or filling excessively large amounts of medication in a short period of time. Other reasons someone might be denied as a patient include: having an open case for workers comp or a motor vehicle accident, non-contracted insurance, or being pregnant. Of course, each potential new patient is considered individually on a case by case basis. For a reason specific to your situation, please call our New Patient Coordinator at (405) 752-9600.
Yes, we accept both Medicare and Medicaid. However, we only accept Medicaid as a secondary insurance. We do NOT accept Medicaid as a primary insurance.