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My experience with Dr. Tavel and Pain Specialists of Charleston

ShareTweet Okay.  So where do I start? I started seeing a Pain Specialist, when my doctor felt that he couldn’t be responsible for my pain management.  After an MRI, One of the PA’s at Pain Specialists of Charleston read the report and freaked out, briefly. Then she immediately prescribed opioid prescriptions for me.  It was like a light went on and they finally realized “oh this must hurt” really? So, then I was faced with the whole SC State Controlled informed consent paperwork. I chose one doctor and one pharmacy.  Along with this, I was introduced with monthly urinalysis. Before I go any further, I want you to know that my monthly urinalysis, is done through this doctor’s office, and billed through them, not through the lab, directly.  This bill is $1150/month.  Per month!!! Because … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, Health/Nutrition, LowCountry, pharmaceuticals, politics and religion

South Carolina Opioiod Informed Consent Use Policies

ShareTweet As an Informed Consent Use Policy is a paper you sign with your pain management doctor. It states that you will receive your opioid prescriptions from one doctor and have them filled with one pharmacy.  I, personally, have two pharmacies on mine because I don’t usually fill my own prescriptions and I wanted those that do that errand for me to choose between two nearest to our home. Medscape author Jennifer Bolin, JD, states about Informed Consent: The physician should discuss the risks and benefits of the use of controlled substances with the patient, persons designated by the patient, or with the patient’s surrogate or guardian if the patient is incompetent. Note: The patient should receive prescriptions from one physician and one pharmacy where possible. Treatment agreement language pertains to high-risk patients or those with … Read entire article »

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