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FIRST CHOICE IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
First Choice primarily serves patients that are uninsured or under-insured who are afflicted with a medically diagnosed condition that causes chronic and intractable pain. (3,600,000 Floridians are uninsured)

First Choice strives to offer the lowest rates available to its patients as they are the ones that need affordable and effective pain care treatment the most.

First Choice Pain Care operates under the Board of Medicine's Pain Clinic Standards of Care (Rule 64B8-9.0131) and Standards for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain (Rule 64B8-9.013).

First Choice Pain Clinics were inspected by the Florida Department of Health (DOH) in March 2011 and by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) in August 2011 (and 2009) and received perfect grades with zero deficiencies. Our staff and physicians make this perfection possible!

 

FIRST CHOICE PAIN CARE IS A STATE of FLORIDA:

  • AHCA LICENSED HEATH CARE CLINIC with Risk Manager oversight.
  • DOH REGISTERED PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINIC
  • MQA LICENSED HEALTH CARE CLINIC ESTABLISHMENT

First Choice Pain Care Clinic is licensed as a Health Care Clinic by the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) (http://www.fdhc.state.fl.us/). In doing so all owners, physicians and staff have passed Level II criminal background checks by both the FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).


FIRST CHOICE PAIN CARE CONTRACTS WITH A STATE of FLORIDA AHCA LICENSED HEALTH CARE RISK MANAGER WHO HAS REVIEWED ALL POLICIES AND PROCEDURE OF THE PRACTICE

MISSION STATEMENT & PLEDGE TO THE COMMUNITY

THE GOAL OF FIRST CHOICE PAIN CARE CLINIC IS TO PROVIDE QUALITY MEDICAL CARE AT AFFORDABLE PRICES TO THOSE SUFFERING FROM CHRONIC PAIN.

•OUR PHYSICIANS’ ARE MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PAIN MANAGEMENT AND BOARD CERTIFIED IN THE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIALTIES: NEUROLOGY, FAMILY PRACTICE, INTERNAL MEDICINE or SPECIALTY TRAINED in ANESTHESIOLOGY.

•THE TREATMENT OF PAIN IS ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH INCLUDING THE MONTHLY MANAGEMENT OF MEDICATIONS + REFERRALS TO OTHER TREATMENT MODALITIES SUCH AS PHYSICAL THERAPY, SURGICAL, MASSAGE THERAPY and/or OTHER SPECIALTY AREAS AS MEDICALLY INDICATED.

PLEASE REFER TO THE PATIENT CONTRACT AVAILABLE ON THIS WEB SITE UNDER THE “DOWNLOADS” TAB TO BETTER UNDERSTAND MEDICATION MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES

First Choice Pain Care is intensely aware of the prescription drug abuse epidemic facing our community and has taken great efforts to control the diversion of the medications prescribed to our patients. First Choice is proud that is has voluntarily turned over more individuals to law enforcement for felony doctor shopping prosecution then any other clinic in this state. First Choice offers its support to all agencies and associations that are allied in eliminating this plague from our community.
Please view our “Law Enforcement” section on this web site and review our “Patient Contract” to better comprehend our efforts.
                                           

KEY FACTS ABOUT FIRST CHOICE PAIN CARE CLINIC 

  • First Choice is a supporting sponsor of the SARASOTA COALITION ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE and in Lee County The COALITION FOR A DRUG FREE SW FLORIDA.
  • All owners, physicians & staff have undergone Level II criminal background checks with FBI & FDLE
  • First Choice has zero tolerance.Over the past three and a half years First Choice working in association with local law enforcement has turned over more individuals for investigation and prosecution of felony drug diversion then any other physician or clinic in the state. Seventeen of those were investigated in such a manner that they were taken out in handcuffs.
  • No physicians at First Choice practices on the east coast.
  • First Choice was the first Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) licensed and inspected Health Care Clinic with State licensed healthcare risk manager oversight in Southwest Florida that exclusively practiced pain medicine. All FL hospital are licensed and inspected by AHCA.
  • First Choice’s administrator was the only person from the field of pain management at the PDMP rules workshop this past April, not a single physician or association involved in pain management was there.
  • First Choice’s administrator attended every Board of Medicine pain rules workshop and hearings since they began in August 2009 with the last hearing to date in August 2010.
  • First Choice contracts with a national online criminal background verification system and checks all potential patients for drug related crimes.
  • In its first year of operation First Choice held an open house for law enforcement Rx diversion detectives from Collier to Pasco County.
  • First Choice utilizes an electronic script writing system that is tied into the insurance data base and alerts staff to similar medications written elsewhere.
  • In the recent arrests of 41 patients in Lee County using fake MRIs to obtain pain medications not one was a First Choice patient.

 

 

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