My professional approach can be outlined by what I do and don’t do

 

Things I DO

I review documents prior to scheduling appointment

I evaluate each patient including physical examination and imaging

I ask to complete medical questionnaire

I make anatomical diagnosis

I use image guided procedures to diagnose and treat chronic pain

I consult with patients and their family physicians to provide targeted care

 

Things I DON’T DO

I do not accept patients without clear referring letter and supportive documentation

I do not see patients who refuse to provide essential information

I do not rely on written reports without original data (MRI, CT, etc)

I do not practice “trial and error” approach without diagnosis

I do not prescribe opioids excluding special circumstances

I do not keep patients in my practice forever