Methods of Treatment
Treatment methods will vary according to the individual patient's specific needs. A therapeutic program may include any combination of the following services:
- Medical diagnosis
- Interventional Pain Management procedures
- Cancer Pain Management
- Recommendations for medical management of chronic pain
- Referral to appropriate medical specialists as indicated
- Patient education
The need for follow-up visits will be determined on an individual basis and will be scheduled after the initial evaluation and development of a treatment plan. Follow-up visits may last about 30 minutes. The primary care physician and/or referring physician will be notified in writing of progress and options for future care after each patient visit.
Treatment is available to all patients by physician referral only. The referring physician should complete the Physician Referral Form and send this form to the clinic along with any pertinent medical records for referral. Our physicians will review the completed form and the provided medical information to determine if the patient will benefit from our services. If appropriate, the patient will be contacted by our staff to schedule an appointment. If we feel that we have nothing to offer, we will contact your physician directly.
Director, Pain Management Services
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
PO Box 850, HU28
Hershey, PA 17033
The Physician Referral Form and pertinent medical records may also be faxed to the clinic at: 717-531-4143
Questions or inquiries may be made by calling the Pain Management Center at 717-531-6834.