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Frequently Asked Questions


 

How does a fellowship trained interventional pain physican differ from other providers that treat pain?

A post graduate program (a fellowship) dedicated to pain medicine is a one year training program beyond the normal medical school and residency training, which most regular health care providers receive. This program trains physicians on micro invasive procedures to treat pain. A pain fellowship program also educates a physician on how to properly manage pain medications. Pain physicians with this specialty training are also trained to focus on a comprehensive medical evaluation for each patient directed toward their specific symptoms to establish a better treatment plan. SIPC helps a patient eliminate pain through options other than medication and major surgery.

What types of insurances does SIPC accept?

SIPC accepts most private insurances. For specific questions regarding your coverage, please contact us at 229-226-2234.

Does SIPC accept payment plans?

SIPC will directly bill your insurance(s). We also accept checks and most major credit cards.

Where are the procedures performed?

Most pain care procedures are performed in the surgical suite at our office. There are a few procedures that we perform at a local hospital or surgery center.

Do these procedures hurt?

Most procedures are minimally invasive with only a needle entering the skin. Regional anesthetics or conscious sedation is available for procedures if needed.

How long do most procedures take?

While most procedures take less than 15 minutes, please plan on 1-2 hours for a procedure to include preparation time and recovery.

When will I be able to return to work?

In most cases, if you were able to work before the procedure, you will be able to return to work the day following your procedure.

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