What to Share With Pain Physicians When You Refer

Quality Information Leads to Quality Care

In order for pain physicians to provide the best patient care, there are critical pieces of information within patient records that need to come with the referral from orthopedic surgeons and primary care physicians. In the article Top 4 Things a Pain Physician Needs to Know Before You Refer, Dr. David A Lindley shares why it is important for pain physicians to know the history of present illness before discussing treatment options with patients. It’s helpful to receive the following with the referral:

  • The patient’s medical records
  • The patient’s psychological history
  • Current imaging
  • Prior treatments

David A. Lindley, D.O.

Dr. Lindley is board certified and fellowship trained in Pain Management. Dr. Lindley graduated from the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002. He works in Mineral Wells, TX and specializes in Anesthesiology and Pain Management.

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