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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
19 years experience Pain Management
Depends: It depends on how skilled your psychiatrist is at prescribing pain medications and monitoring for its effectiveness.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
Not on HealhTap: Any chronic illness or pain should be managed by a face-to-face encounter with a provider that knows all about you. HealthTap only allows those that p ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Sometimes: They are numerous causes of chronic pain. I would start with a rheumatologist to eliminate physical causes before moving on to a psychiatrist.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Pain affects all aspects of one's life. In chronic situations, pain may have devastating effect on a patient's emotional well-being. A psychiatrist ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Holistic/Integrative: I advise you see a holistic/integrative MD to determine the underlying causes. I would suspect chronic Lyme disease, which is common in NY but often n ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not recommended: Morphine is not recommended in your case. Further work up might be needed and a trial of physical therapy should be included in your treatment plan. A ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
In general, scored..: ..tablets can always be split in half. Oxycodone 10 mg. does have scoring (line down middle of pill) so yes you can split it with a pill cutter. If th ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
See pain specialist: Many docs are uncomfortable dealing with chronic pain, in part because of fear of attracting/creating drug addicts & because state medical boards puni ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
16 years experience Family Medicine
No: Our service does not provide pain management medications that are controlled, sorry.

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