The Center for Advanced Pain Management
At your first visit, a receptionist will greet you and ask you for:
- Copies of pertinent information such as medical records, x-rays, MRIs, CT scans.
- Insurance information
- Referral (if required)
- Co-Pay (if required)
- Completed Pain Management Questionnaire. This questionnaire will be mailed to you prior to your appointment. In order to save you time and keep the office running on schedule, we ask that you bring the completed questionnaire with you 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
A Registered Nurse will then escort you to a treatment room to review your Pain Management Questionnaire and record your weight and vital signs.
A physician specializing in pain management will see you next. The physician will review the Pain Management Questionnaire with you verbally, complete a medical/surgical history and then perform a physical exam.
At your initial screening, every patient with nonmalignant pain who is getting pain medications will get a urine toxicology screening and will be subject to future randomized urine toxicology screens at least twice a year. And every patient will have to sign an opioid contract.
Once your exam is complete, you and your pain management physician (along with the Pain Management Coordinator if necessary) will develop and implement a plan of care.
Your initial visit may take about one hour to complete. Please plan your day accordingly.
Subsequent or follow-up visits take less time, approximately 10-15 minutes, butinterventional procedures. vary in time according to the complexity of the procedure indicated in your plan of care. Please arrive 30 minutes early for all interventional procedures. The preoperative nurse will use this time to prepare you for your procedure.
If at any time you need assistance or have questions, the Pain Management Coordinator for The Center for Advanced Pain Management can help guide you through process. Do not hesitate to call Eric Pakutka, RN, 908-788-6410
- Beech Street/Concentra
- Cigna/Great West
- Consumer Health Network (CHN)
- Devon Health
- First Health Coventry
- HMC Patient Assistance Program
- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
- Horizon NJ Health
- NJ State Medicaid
- Multiplan/ PHCS
- Oxford Health Plans (Freedon and Liberty)
- QualCare PPO
- United Healthcare
- United Healthcare Cummunity Plan (formerly AmeriChoice)
- USA Managed Care Organization
William Bentley, DOAnesthesiologist
Walter Lapicki, DOAnesthesiologist
Peter Nyitray, MDAnesthesiologist
Manisha Chahal, MDAnesthesiologist
Additional Staff & Specialists
Eric Pakutka, RN, MSN,CNOR, NE-BC
Angela Lambert, RN
Susan Fagan, PSR
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