Due to the alarming rate of narcotic pain medication abuse/dependence, it has become necessary for physician practices to closely manage patient use of prescription narcotic pain relievers, such as Vicodin, Vicoprofen, Hydrocodone, Tylenol #3 w/codeine, Percocet, Percodan, Lorcet, Lortab and Morphine products.
If you are currently being subscribed narcotics from another physician you will need to continue to see this physician for all future prescriptions.
Regional pharmacies monitor patient use of narcotic pain medications and contact the prescribing physician(s) if a patient is receiving narcotic pain medication from more than one physician. If this office receives notification, from any source, that a patient is receiving narcotic pain medication from more than one physician, prescribing of such medication by this office will be immediately suspended.
In the event of suspected narcotic abuse, further prescriptions of narcotic pain medications will not be made.
In the event of documented narcotic abuse, further prescriptions will not be made and the patient may be discharged from care.
In the event of suspected narcotic dependence, a referral to a Dependency Treatment Specialist can be made, at the patient's request.
If a patient has not been seen in this office during the preceding 3 months, no prescriptions will be "called-in" to the pharmacy without re-assessment of the patient.