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Dear Colleague,

When you have a particularly challenging pain case, we are here to help in either of two ways, referral for an evaluation at Cummings, or by phone / fax consult. Ideally, a pain examination and patient history conducted by a PCRS clinician aids in evaluation and recommendations. But, if the distance is prohibitive, we can consult by fax and phone as well. We prefer to have the patient have bloodwork and other routine follow -up at your practice, and also, a team approach to manage the “whole” patient. We look forward to speaking with you.

Client Referral:

The PCRS clinic sees patients on Mondays and Fridays however we will accommodate urgent needs if the clinic schedule / staffing allows. Patients with severe pain may require immediate admission to the hospital through the Tufts Emergency Service.

Have the client contact Ms. Kelly Reed, the PCRS liaison by calling the Foster Small Animal Hospital at 508-839-5395 or 800-736-8387. Please send copies of pertinent lab work, radiographs and medical records with the client for their appointment.

Phone / fax consult:

Contact Ms. Kelly Reed, the PCRS liaison, by calling the Foster Small Animal Hospital at 508-839-5395 or 800-736-8387, and give her an idea of the nature and urgency of the problem. She will locate a PCRS clinician and let you know how to proceed.

Note: If it seems critical to augment pain therapy prior to when a patient can be seen by the PCRS, please call Ms Kelly Reed and give her a synopsis of the problem. She will locate a PCRS clinician or resident who can give you some advice for the interim.

 

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