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F.A.Q.s

Answers to the questions most asked by our clients. Find out more information about billing, scheduling appointments, insurance, what to expect during your first appointment and more.

 

What should I bring to my first visit?

Please download and fill out the New Patient forms, Click To Download.  Please bring them to your appointment, as well as a Form of ID (such as a Driver's License) and your insurance card.

How can I prepare for a procedure?

To prepare for a procedure follow our pre-procedure instructions.

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How will I receive my Bill?

Pain Management is a medical specialty that focuses on diagnosing and treating the “root cause” of low back pain, neck pain, arm/leg pain, knee pain, or related medical conditions. Treatment approaches to chronic pain may include medicines or interventional procedures, which aim to treat the cause of the problem in a minimally invasive way. Interventional Pain Management is a subspecialty of pain management, devoted to the use of minimally invasive techniques such as epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, nerve blocks, nerve stimulation, and other pain relieving injections. These procedures may be performed by a Pain Management specialist physician to help relieve your pain.

Dr. Wm. Alec Tisdall is an Interventional Pain Management physician with a double Board Certification in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. He completed a Fellowship in Pain Management with a focus in Minimally Invasive Spinal Pain Management. He is committed to providing patients with the highest level of care in order to help restore their quality of life. His mission is to successfully manage and alleviate your pain, and elevate your quality of life. Dr. Tisdall and his team consistently win awards for the compassionate care they provide to patients.

Insurance Carriers

At Spine and Joint Pain Specialists, we often receive questions from patients about insurance coverage.  Here is a list of accepted insurance carriers for our practice. We also accept patients with a Letter of Protection. Please feel free to contact our office if you don't see your carrier on this list.

List of Insurance Carriers

Online Bill Pay

Our online bill pay service makes it fast and easy for you to pay your invoice without having to mail a check or pay over the phone. You can pay your bill in minutes and get back to enjoying pain-free living.

Under “description” please input your account number, name and what you will be paying towards your bill.

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How to Prepare for Treatment

Getting ready for your procedure is extremely important!

It is very critical that you follow the instructions below or your procedure may be cancelled.

Getting Scheduled is the first step. We will text/email/call to coordinate with you in scheduling your procedure. Your time is valuable, and we want your procedure scheduled at the RIGHT time, RIGHT place on the BEST day!

  1. It is very important that your skin be clean prior to the procedure. Please wash with Dyna-Hex or another strong soap the night before/morning of your procedure and sleep on clean linens.
  2. For your body to be ready for our surgical procedure, it needs to be at its healthiest!!! If you have ANY fever or any feeling of sickness, TELL US IMMEDIATELY. If you have been sick or are on antibiotics we need to know immediately.
  3. If X-rays were ordered for your procedure, they need to be performed and the report delivered to us PRIOR to your procedure.
  4. DO NOT eat or drink anything 8 hours prior to your appointment time. You may take medications with a SMALL sip of water.
  5. A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure and DRIVE the patient home. Your procedure may be cancelled if you do not have a designated driver.
  6. PLEASE wear loose fitting clothing the day of your procedure and no jewelry, preferably elastic waist pants with a t-shirt and low-heeled shoes. We ask that you leave all your valuables (jewelry, money, etc..) at home.
  7. If you are diabetic, please monitor your blood sugar closely. The steroid injections can increase glucose levels.
  8. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled procedure time, so we can insure you are registered and prepared for the procedure.
Our patients love us

You will not be disappointed

It is always a pleasure coming to SJPS. Everyone is so pleasant and care about your needs. I would and have recommended them to family and friends. You will not be disappointed

K.A.

I would highly recommend .....

My experience with Spine and Joint Pain group has been amazing the procedure on my spine went well and uneventful the procedure was clearly explained and of what to possibly expect from the procedure I would highly recommend them.

Rena S.

All-in-all it was a pleasurable experience.

Greeted with a smile & good morning. All questions were answered to my satisfaction.
The Physician Associate was knowledgeable & demonstrated concern for my discomfort. A plan for my care was discussed, including follow up. He detailed what to expect, what needed to be done, & addressed all current concerns. All-in-all it was a pleasurable experience. Would highly recommend the Spine & Joint Pain Specialists.

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