Be aware that your experience here will most likely be nothing like what you have experienced in other places. Try to clear your mind of the usual and just relax.
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU:
2. Compliance with the pain agreement
3. Help protect our practice and yourself by reporting to us confidentially any
conversation or activities that are illegal or unethical. We have zero tolerance for the improper and illegal use of the medications that some may require to take for pain control.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US:
3. Compassionate medical care and treatment
4. A safe and secure environment
Compassion Care uses a non–invasive (no needles), multi-dimensional, multi–disciplinary approach to treating pain.
Our mission is to help our patients suffering with chronic pain have less pain and a better quality of life. Medications are not enough most of the time. We believe in using multiple modalities to help alleviate pain.
On your first visit you may view a Welcome DVD giving an overview of the program, or have the overview done in person with one of our staff.
Next, you will begin a clinical assessment that comprises two activities. First is a medical history questionnaire done by you. Secondly, you will meet one of our counselors where you will obtain
information about opiate use, understand the
difference between addiction and dependence.
A risk assessment questionnaire will be given to you to fill out. It is our goal to help you in every aspect of controlling your pain. The counselor
will help you know the difference between
dependence and addiction. He/She will help you recognize the symptoms of addiction, and let you know we are here to help if that line is crossed. We have this program in place to facilitate the best treatment plan possible for you. If this seems too much for you, we may not be the practice for you. We know you can go other places and get your prescriptions without all of this.
If you are serious about getting your life back, and truly improving your quality of life, it’s going to take all this and more. You have to work at getting better. We are here to help.
II. Doctor’s Visit
Prior to seeing the doctor, you will fill out a packet of information that includes demographic information, pain treatment agreement, and other important forms. Once completed you are ready to see the intake
specialist. The intake specialist will go over all the forms with you. She will answer any questions you may have about the program, and take your payment.
One of our medical providers will see you, review your clinical assessment and with your input devise a plan of
treatment that will best suit your needs.
Every new patient may get drug screened. The doctor may order periodic drug screens if she or the counselor feel it is needed.
III. Therapy and Rehab
Our therapists will provide hot packs/cold packs, electromyostimulation, ultrasound and massage.
(Done at each visit at no extra charge).
IV. Life Coaching and Coping Skills
The stressors of life can be hard enough. When chronic pain is also an issue, Life can be overwhelming.
Compassion care has 3 levels of counseling
Tier I Counseling is ministerial counseling available to our patients when life gets overwhelming. Physical Pain is worse when there is emotional pain that is not dealt with.
Tier II Counseling is with our psychologist or LCSW. This level of counseling is available for our patients who have misused or abused the medications, but are willing to do what is necessary to stay in our program.
Tier II Counseling is out patient addiction counseling by a certified addictionologist. When a patient is on Tier II and fails to stay in compliance, we may either discharge the patient or send the patient to Tier III.
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