At Kroll Care, we believe that there are various things that set us apart from other pain management offices. Here are some of the things that distinguish us.
Anyone wishing to become a patient at Kroll Care must undergo a vetting process. You will need to provide copies of appropriate MRI and/or CT/x-ray studies dealing with the source of your pain. We will need copies of your current physician records regarding treatment of your problem. We will check the Georgia prescription data monitoring program for a history of your drug prescriptions for the previous 12 months.
A referral to pain management from your current physician will be accepted for vetting purposes.
Durable Medical Equipment
Kroll Care stocks and dispenses LSO’s (back braces) and knee braces. We stock and dispense TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators) units. We can special order other braces when indicated.
Kroll Care PC screens all patients who are prescribed Methadone with pre-treatment and annual electrocardiograms.
KROLL CARE, PC provides Licensed counselors who administer testing for anxiety & depression on a regular basis. They are able to offer counseling for potential addiction problems and conduct interviews in cases of possible medication abuse. They will also administer and explain the Opioid Use and Abuse agreements.
Kroll Care’s procedure room houses a C-Arm Fluoroscope and an Ultrasound making it possible to perform:
- Traditional epidural injections
- Trans-foraminal epidural injections
- Spinal cord stimulator implants
- RF facet ablations
- Facet injections
- SI joint injections
- Other major joint injections
- Trigger point injections.
Unlike many interventional “pain” clinics, KROLL CARE, PC NEVER requires that a patient receive any of these procedures as a condition of obtaining treatment with appropriate medications.
Urine or saliva will be tested at the start of every visit. The purpose is twofold. The results will let us know about the presence of drugs that are in your system as well as the absence of drugs prescribed for you that should be in your system. With our new in-house laboratory, all of the urine testing is done on site.
It is, indeed, unfortunate that there are individuals who come to pain management clinics in order to obtain drugs to which they are addicted and for which they have no legitimate pain management needs. There are others who are seeking to get prescriptions for pain medications that they can then sell to augment their income. Then there are those who have legitimate pain management needs but take illicit or not prescribed pain medications in addition to those that have been prescribed. For these reasons we do screening tests at every visit.
We are saddened to say that since Kroll Care opened its doors in January, 2015, we have had to discharge over 450 people for failing their drug tests.