My current practice is a general medicine clinic, with a strong emphasis on pain management. The doctor I work for is leaning towards becoming a pain clinic. The location could not be better, there is no pain management facility for a good 50-60 miles.
Since no one in the practice has a lot of experience in this, I thought I'd see what my favorite bunch of medical minds could offer in the way of information.
Some points I'd love clarification on...
* If the designation of the clinic is strictly pain control, could a patient be treated for anything else, sinus infections, thyroid trouble, etc.?
* Are pain medications all that may be prescribed? The reason I ask, most of our patients who are prescribed pain meds are also on some form of benzodiazepine.
* Are there requirements for the length of time that can elapse between visits? 30 days, 60 days, etc.?
* Do requirements vary from state to state?
Any other pertinent details, I'd be grateful. Thank you all in advance!