Bridging the Gaps In Critical Care
When it comes to managing patients with chronic pain, time is of the essence. Partnering with pain management physicians (PMPs) early on may help to alleviate the suffering of chronic pain patients. When chronic pain patients’ clinical care teams—including PCPs, orthopedists and PMPs—work collaboratively to best meet the needs of the patient, including ensuring treatment by the appropriate medical specialist, there may be great potential to reduce patient suffering while improving satisfaction.
The key to bridging gaps between PCPs, orthopedists and PMPs is to establish a partnership on behalf of the patient to best meet their needs, including providing access to non-narcotic treatment options, such as COOLIEF* Cooled RF, for chronic pain earlier in the treatment journey. The article How You Know It’s Time for Intervention by a Pain Management Physician examines how:
- Delaying intervention by a PMP may hurt certain patient populations
- Bridging gaps between PCPs, orthopedists and PMPs can lead to better patient care
- Engaging PMPs early may provide increased access to non-narcotic treatment options
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