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.
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.
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.
/ fax consult:
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.
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