CALL: 864 373 PAIN (7246)
FAX: 864 286 3077
We accept all health plans that has an intention to pay for our service; that includes all medicare plans, most medicaid plans. We don not accept bluechoice medicaid.
Frequently Asked Questions...
We do not refill opioids without re-evaluation. If you are on opioid medication, you will be evaluated every 4 weeks. Chronic opioid therapy comes with the hassle of pill counts and urine lab tests. We discontinue opioids when risks outweigh benefits.
WE USUALLY DO NOT PRESCRIBE CONTROLLED MEDICATIONS ON THE FIRST VISIT. SEVERAL MATTERS NEED TO BE VERIFIED BEFORE ANY LONG TERM OPIOID THERAPY.
We often see patients who are relocating from other states and those who have been discharged by other pain practices for opioid violation. We accept you on case by case basis after detailed evaluation of medical records and face-to-face consultation . There is no guarantee that you will be accepted into our practice. There is no guarantee we will prescribe same opioid at the same dose as prescribed before.
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Urine Drug Screen
During the initial consultation, Dr Thiyaga will listen to your complaints and examine you. At the end of the examination, he will review reports of tests already done. He may order additional tests. Therapy, injections and non-habit forming meds can be prescribed. If a patient is evaluated for opioid maintenance therapy, urine sample for illegal and legal substances will be obtained. Immediate, in-house lab tests will provide preliminary information about acceptance of patient into our practice. Confirmation by advanced urine analysis is required before opioid treatment can be initiated.
|Aathi Thiyaga MD|