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Pain Medication and Controlled Substance Policy FAQ

No, our primary care doctors do not have the expertise to manage patients with severe chronic pain. We depend on Pain Management doctors to handle such cases effectively and safely.

No, our primary care doctors are unable to continue or prescribe controlled medications, including those used for anxiety management, such as Ativan, Xanax, or Valium.

Controlled medications, including those used for anxiety, fall under strict regulations due to their potential for misuse and dependence. Our primary care doctors are not authorized to prescribe or manage controlled substances.

If you require a prescription renewal for a controlled anxiety medication, it is essential to consult a qualified mental health specialist, such as a psychiatrist or a psychiatric nurse practitioner. They are licensed to prescribe and manage controlled substances for anxiety.

When you require an anti-anxiety medication for short-term use, our healthcare provider will need to assess your situation to determine the most appropriate treatment option.

Whenever possible, the healthcare provider will explore non-controlled medication options for short-term anxiety treatment.

If a controlled medication is deemed necessary, the healthcare provider will request a urine drug test to ensure safety and compliance. Additionally, you will be required to sign a medication consent form, and the healthcare provider will perform a CURES (Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System) check as per legal requirements.

The urine drug test helps verify that you are not using any other substances that may interact negatively with the prescribed medication. It also ensures the safe use of controlled substances.

A CURES check is a review of your prescription drug history. It helps the healthcare provider verify that the prescribed medication is appropriate for your condition and minimizes the risk of potential misuse.

Yes, the healthcare provider will provide detailed information about the prescribed medication, including its proper usage, potential side effects, and any precautions you need to take during its short-term use.

To schedule an appointment, please contact our office or use our online appointment scheduling system. Our staff will assist you in finding a suitable appointment time to address your anxiety concerns.