Frequently Asked Questions
Why an anesthesiologist?
Anesthesiologists are physicians, and CRNAs are registered nurses with advanced training in anesthesia. Both are specially trained in administering anesthetics and pain medications, and taking care of patients during these processes. They are experts in monitoring patient responses, and treating complications when they arise. Ketamine and lidocaine are two such anesthetics.
Anesthesiologists and CRNAs are also experts in starting IV's, and administering IV fluids and electrolytes.
This training uniquely qualifies anesthesia providers to safely administer these medications and fluids.
What are our Covid-19 precautions?
We are committed to the highest safety measures to keep you safe.
All staff wear masks for your protection.
We require you to bring your own face covering.
We only take one patient at a time.
We clean all patient areas between appointments.
We provide hand sanitizer.
What should I bring with me to make my infusion session more comfortable?
Due to Covid-19 we are unable to provide items that would be re-used by multiple patients.
We encourage you to bring any personal items that will make your stay more comfortable, such as blanket, headset for music, pillows, sleeping mask, etc. We have a bluetooth speaker, essential oil infuser, and Himalayan salt rock lamp available.
Why do I need a referral for chronic pain and mental health infusions?
We are a consultation service. We do not primarily manage patient's chronic pain and mental health issues. Therefore, we require that you have a healthcare provider who is primarily in charge of managing these issues. That will most often be the provider prescribing your pain medications and treatments, or your mental health medications and treatments. We require that this provider be on board with your infusion therapy, and we will consult and update this provider about your treatments as needed.