I would call your PM doc and tell him/her that you are having surgery next week, and ask what they would like to do post-operativley in terms of pain control/medication. Some docs will default to the surgeon, but many (including mine) like to manage their own patients post-operatively. If that is the case, not only will your PM doc need to write you the script
s, but I would have him/her fax a letter over to your surgeon's office saying that he/she will be managing your post-operative pain. Alternatively, you could ask the surgeon and your PM talk prior to surgery and decide together what they would like to do (though I would still also suggest talking to your PM yourself). Either way, your PM doc needs to be involved now, before surgery.
PS - You will also want to have a plan in place for pain control if you end up inpatient after surgery. Again, your PM may default to the surgeon or hospital's anesthesia/pain management team, but he/she may also want you to receive specific medications during your hospital stay. It all depends on your medical condition(s) and your doctor. In any case, best to talk to your doctor, and have your PM and surgeon touch base.
Post Edited (skeye) : 12/1/2017 7:18:54 AM (GMT-7)