Peripheral Nerve Stimulation-Occipital Nerve
Occipital Heads can often be controlled with a PNS implant.
Medication Requests and Refills
If Dr. Ferro prescribes medications for you there are a few guidelines that must be followed:
Dr. Ferro will only prescribe medications after your first visit.
If you need a refill on your medications or on sample medications Dr. Ferro may have given you, you must call the office and ask for the prescription through the refill line at (517) 394-4715 x252.
Please allow 24 to 48 hours for your prescription to be filled.
The line is checked frequently during the day BUT NO CALLS AFTER 3 PM will be called until the next business day.
When calling your request in:
Please speak slowly and clearly
Leave your name
Name of the medication you need refilled
Location and number of pharmacy you want the medication called to
Please check with your pharmacy before calling the clinic to see if your prescription was called. If you call early for your prescription it will not be called until its due date. If this falls on a weekend the prescription will be called on Friday to be released to you on the release date.
Medication prescriptions will not be provided on the first meeting or evaluation, the last prescriber will continue this until we have had the opportunity to review the appropriateness and dosing of the medications. Any prescribing will require the involvement of Dr. Ezzo, our pain psychologist, he will assist in the process of setting up the correct use of medications as an adjunct to your treatment. We may decide to continue you current medications or change to different types and doses of medications.
Patients currently taking, or being considered for slow release long acting pain medications will need; to have a primary physician, agree to allow monthly progress notes shared with all participating physicians, and agree to be seen monthly at the clinic. The list of medications includes; Dilaudid, Methadone, Avinza, Kadian, Duragesic / Fentanyl patch, MS Contin, Oxycontin, and Oxycodone. In some cases you may be required to keep a log of your pain level and medication use over time. Before considering any of these medications we will consult with your primary care physician, and if necessary any other specialist involved in your care.