Patient FAQs


When having a surgical procedure done, there are commonly asked questions about the kind of anesthesia and pain relief medication you can expect. It is best to consult with your anesthesiologist or physician about your personal situation. We encourage you to ask any other questions you may have at the time of your pre-anesthesia interview or on the day of surgery.

How do I become a patient at Shoreline Interventional Pain Center?
Why do I need a referral from my doctor if my insurance does not require one?
What can I expect during my first visit?
Who are the physicians at your clinic?
Who will be involved in my care?
What is the course or schedule of treatment I can expect from SIPC?
What can I expect if I’m taking opioids (narcotics) and my doctor will no longer write the prescriptions?
What can I expect when I call to speak with my doctor?
What medications do I need to stop prior to a procedure?
Will I need lab work prior to my procedure?
Why can’t I drive or eat if I am scheduled for a procedure?
Are there any situations when my procedure may have to be rescheduled?
What types of insurance do you accept?
What kind of bills will I receive?

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In the case of an emergency, please go to your local emergency room or dial 911.