Posted 2/25/2019 4:53 PM (GMT -6)
Mwild, what kind of pain are you having, I am guessing joint pain? I have been under the care of PM drs for years for other conditions. Keep in mind our country is in what is called an "opioid crisis". Getting pain medication is very difficult these days. The dr will most likely ask why you are there, go over your medical history, an exam & you will be asked to give a urine sample. This is to check to see if you have any drugs in your system that you shouldn't have. He/she will determine if you will be accepted as a patient. Some drs will not give a script on the first visit. So, if this happens just don't be surprised. If you are accepted as a patient, you will be required to sign a Contract, which will state what you are required to do as long as you are a patient there. The important part of the Contract is you will agree not to accept pain medication from any other dr as long as you are his/her patient. Some drs do monthly UA's or at random. Just read the Contract before signing.
I hope your appt goes well!