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Post Op Meds

Who handles/prescribes medications after surgery? 
Is it the surgeon or pain management DR? Both of my DR's know each other and practice out of the same hospital. Want to make sure this is determined before my surgery. So far my pain management DR has been prescribing my meds....
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    edited 02/18/2017 - 5:49 PM
    Hello!
    That is so excellent that you have that question before surgery!

    I would think you need to talk to both doctors, but definitely PM doctor...so nothing interferes with the record keeping, "doing it right"....and your relationship with pain management.

    I have never been candidate for spinal surgery, but I have already discussed my other chronic issues with my PM doctor...re if for those other conditions, I end up in ER and they are treating me.

    My PM Doctor told me that I needed to care for myself and accept their medical treatments for me and when things settled down, I was to notify him of all that happened.
    For my situations, once controlled, either ER or short hospital stay, I never accepted scripts from anyone but my PM doctor for follow up.

    So my situation a little more clear cut.

    I look forward to following your discussion to learn how you handle it!
    Great question!
    Sue
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

  • So I saw my PM DR today and established that he will handle my meds for post op. We discussed a plan and what meds he will be prescribing. He said that his office will be consulted during my hospital stay and either himself or one of his associates will see me in the hospital. I feel better knowing all this prior to surgery. 3 weeks to go!
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,304
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • Thank you for sharing! Very helpful!
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