Advanced Pain Care FAQ
Do I need a referral?
Dr. Greenberg sees patients referred by any practitioner. However, a referral is not required, and an appointment can be arranged by simply contacting our office at (541) 482-1712.
What should I expect at my first visit?
During your first visit, you can expect to have your complete pain-related history taken and physical exam by Dr. Greenberg. When you schedule your appointment, a packet of paperwork with instructions will be sent to you. Please fill out the paperwork before your appointment, either on paper or online through our Patient Portal with PrognoCIS. Dr. Greenberg will go over all of this information, as well as previous medical information such as records, scans, X-rays, etc. that are available, and then determine the best course of action after the full exam.
Are there types of pain Dr. Greenberg does not treat?
No, Dr. Greenberg is able to evaluate any patient with chronic pain to determine if he can help with both diagnosis and treatment.
Does Advanced Pain Care accept health insurance?
Dr. Greenberg is a member of PrimeCare and accepts all insurance plans contracted with PrimeCare. In addition, we accept Medicare, WC, PIP claims, and most OHP plans. As pain management is a specialty, however, there are restrictions on some services. Please feel free to contact our front office with any questions regarding your insurance coverage, requirement for prior authorization, or any other insurance related questions
How does Dr. Greenberg know which treatment to use?
Dr. Greenberg will perform a complete evaluation at the initial visit and create an individualized treatment plan for you. As more information about your specific pain becomes available, such as responses to various treatments or medication trials, this will be taken into account and your plan may be modified to reflect the additional information.
What should I do to prepare for my procedure?
Before any procedure at the Ashland Surgery Center, be sure you understand whether or not special preparation, such as NPO (nothing by mouth) or refrain from taking blood thinners for a period of time prior to a procedure, is required. Most of the time, you will need a driver for after your procedure.
The Ashland Surgery Center will bill for services independent of Dr. Greenberg, and they will be happy to discuss their policies with you if needed. They also carry contracts with the same insurers as Advanced Pain Care.
Are the injections painful?
After any injection or procedure, it is not unusual to have a small amount of pain. However, it should not be very severe, and usually requires nothing more than the application of ice or a short course of over-the-counter medications, such as Tylenol, for procedural pain. Any symptoms such as fever, chills, or redness at the injection site warrant a call to discuss with Dr. Greenberg.
Will Dr. Greenberg work with my primary care physician?
Dr. Greenberg will always send a copy of his evaluation and treatment to your primary care physician or referring practitioner, and is happy to discuss your care with them.