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Chronic Pain-network
Give Your Doctor a Checkup
The Story of my Life with Interstitial Cystitis
The Internal Infusion Pain Pump or Intrathecal Drug Delivery:
Chronic Pain-network
Your Rights as a Pain Patient
Guidelines to Evalutate a Pain Center
Your First Visit!
Drug Reactions
Weight Lose, Exercise, and Chronic Pain
Been There, Done That!
Message Boards
Give Your Doctor a Checkup
On know! My Pain Clinic is closed!!

When choosing a physician, it pays to know his or her background.  There are many ways to check up on a doctor's credentials, education, and reputation says Pamela Gallin, M.D., author of How to Survie Your Doctor's Care.

  • Check qualifications.  "The most important thing is to get a doctor with the riht credentials for your needs," such as a cardiologist if you have heart problems, Gallin says.  You can obtain information about virtually any physician in the United States through the American Medical Association's Physicial Select onl.ine at


  • Ask which hospital the doctor " admits to,' since this is where your physician will send you for hospitalization.  Make sure it, too, has a good record.  You can check hospital accreditation at the Joint Commission on Accrediation of Healthcare Organizations at (click on "Quality      Check"). -Linda Formicbelli
  • Make sure that the doctor that you are seeing for what ever reason has has done successfull operations/treatments.  Believe me you do not want to be one of the first!!  I'd much rather be with a doctor that has done the operation many times without any problems.
  • Talk to the doctor, and if your like me take the questions on a pice of paper.  That way you will not get almost home and remebember what you wanted to ask, and didn't.  
  • Being able to talk to your doctor is half the battle.  It is the most inportant part.  Learning to speak up is the most important part of the exam. 





  • your disease/injury.  Everything  can be found in the Bible....there are place in heaven and it will have you leaveing your mouth open.  When I started to read it I found I couldn't put the book down.  There are  three books in the series.  I hope they help you as much as they have countless others ( including me ).
  • If you need information on the Internal Pain Pump and if you would or find a doctor in your area:
  • For information about your disease/injury look at there is a good web-site called: those of use that are down and depressed Betty Jane Eaddieas written three books that will have you ready to go to Heaven at that moment.  Her web-site  has the books that you can buy, the web site is: .  She help me see how to deal with 


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