Recent Medication Alert
Due to recent envents of patients developing fungal meningitis from tainted compounded steroids, we want all our patients to be aware that we DO NOT use compounded parmacies for our medications. Our medications come from national companies, NOT compounded pharmacies.
Therefore, this situation does NOT apply to this office.
Patients in 2012 will be asked to sign a Prescription Single Source Agreement. The intent of this document is to make sure that you agree and understand that if we prescribe pain medications that you intend to only receive any pain medications from us.
If you would like, please print and bring in the agreement to your next appointment.
Announcement! May 1, 2012
We are proud to announce the introduction of our Prescription Renewal Service. This exclusive service is being developed to improve communication with our patients and our internal safety protocols. Our Prescription Renewal Service is beginning with Phase I which is entering all our patient's basic information and their preferred pharmacy. During this time we will be entering your prescription data as well. In Phase II you will be able to log in and request a renewal instead of phone calling into our prescription line at extension 252.
During Phase I you will still need to phone in your request. As we implement Phase I you will begin to receive automatic email and/or text messages regarding the renewal process. In this way you will know that your request was received and know when it's complete.
We need your help.
If you are an existing patient who receives a prescription and have not had a session with Dr. Ezzo where he entered your data, please go to the section on this website called "Prescription Renewal Service" to complete the Phase I information.
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Multidisciplinary Pain Management frequently updates this information. We encourage you to use our website throughout your treatment with us.
Our clinic's mission is to provide comprehensive multidisciplinary care for intractable chronic pain.
This clinic provides conservative options, such as physical therapy, muscle stimulation, and related physical modalities. Our pain psychologist can assist with pain coping strategies, medication management, as well as behavioral and cognitive services. Through our interventional techniques, we can treat pain from spinal disease, vascular disease, post-amputation, compression fractures, fibromyalgia, and various forms of degenerative arthritis.
Dr. Richard Ferro
Dr. Richard S. Ferro, MS, DO, FAAPM, Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management.
Has been in practice for 25 years, and specializes in intractable pain which is unresponsive for treatment, conservative and aggressive. This practice has performed a number of firsts for the state of Michigan. Among these are the 1st Peripheral Nerve Stimulator for the control of Occipital Headaches and the 1st Retrograde Selective Spinal Cord Stimulator for Pelvic and Bladder Pain. A number of our patients have failed other pain clinics and spinal surgeries. We are involved in the education of other pain physicians from not only Michigan, but all over the United States. With respect to the other pain clinics in the region, our reputation is that we are more aggressive and interventional than most. We have placed more spinal cord stimulators and pumps than most large university based and hospital based practices. We do what most other centers won't and don't have the training or experience to do.
Referral to Dr. Ferro
Patients will need a referral to see Dr. Ferro. Please see the section on scheduling before you call. Thank you
Referral to Dr. Ezzo
Patients can self-refer to see Dr. Ezzo
Dr. Michael J. Ezzo, Ed.D.
Dr. Ezzo received his doctorate in 1986 from Western Michigan University and did his post graduate work as an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University in the Department of Osteopathic Medicine. He has spent his carreer either writing or designing software or working in a clinical setting.
Dr. Ezzo specializes in Neuropsychology with a speciality in pain management. Currently, Dr. Ezzo is designing neuro and biofeedback interfaces to help patients with migraines, concentration and attention problems, reading disorders, or chronic pain.
EF Chronic Pain Scale
In an attempt to better measure pain we are refining this pain scale. If you have questions please let us know at email@example.com.
0 - No pain
1 My pain is minimally present
2 My pain signal is constant and is bugging me
3 My Pain signal intermittent and annoying or distracting
4 Pain is constant but not as strong
5 Pain signals are strong but intermittent
6 Pain signals are strong and constant (it's more time consuming to do activities-of-daily-living)
7 Current pain strategies are not working
I need to change strategies and I usually find something that will work
If it was night I could not sleep
8 Current pain strategies are not working and I'm feeling desperate
9 I Cannot focus on anything my
Medications are not working and I'm having difficulty applying any strategies - I Just want to lie down and try to sleep
10 All strategies are not working and I require medical assistance