Q: How does a fellowship trained interventional pain physician differ from other providers that treat pain?
A: A postgraduate program (a fellowship) dedicated to pain medicine is a one-year training program beyond the normal medical school and residency training. This program trains physicians on micro invasive procedures to treat pain. Pain physicians with this specialty training are also trained to focus on a comprehensive medical evaluation for each patient, directed toward their specific symptoms to establish a better treatment plan. HealthCARE Express Pain Management helps a patient eliminate pain through options other than medication and major surgery.
Q: What types of insurances do you accept?
A: Most private insurances are accepted, as well Workman’s Compensation, and Medicare. For specific questions regarding your coverage, please contact us at 903-831-5454.
Q: What are your office hours?
A: We are currently seeing patients from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. We are closed from 12 noon until 1 pm for lunch.
Q: Where are the procedures performed?
A: Procedures are performed either in the surgical suite in our office, local surgical center, or hospital operating room.
Q: Do these procedures hurt?
A: Regional anesthetics or conscious sedation is available for procedures. Most procedures are minimally invasive with only a needle entering the skin.
Q: How long do most procedures take?
A: Most procedures take less than 15 minutes. With preparation time and recovery, expect to be in the office 1-2 hours for a procedure.
Q: When will I be able to return to work?
A: In most cases, if you were able to work before the procedure, you will be able to return to work the next day.