Important Information for Patients of Piedmont Interventional Pain Care. You do have a choice for your medical care.
In this current medical climate, more often physician offices are bought out by hospital and corporate organizations. As a result, those physicians are encouraged to refer to other providers within the same hospital, corporate network or ownership model.
Piedmont Interventional Pain Care, however, remains a completely independent medical practice. Our medical director, Dr. Robert B. Wilson, II, believes that if his patients need a referral to another physician, the decision is based on what is best for the patient – and not based on remaining within the same network due to corporate pressure. He believes that patient outcomes and provider experience are paramount in delivering the highest level of care, and that patient choice should always remain in the hands of the patients.
Dr. Wilson is the only physician in Salisbury who is residency and fellowship trained in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is double board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Wilson is the President-Elect of the Pain Society of the Carolinas. He is a committee member of the Opioid Task Force of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the North Carolina Medical Board, the North Carolina Medical Society and the North Carolina Industrial Commission.
Dr. Wilson takes his job and his duties very seriously regarding opioids and the dispensing of them and tirelessly works to combat the opioid crisis in our region. Additionally, Piedmont Interventional Pain Care established an onsite laboratory to save overall patient costs and obtain faster results for our screenings.
He also takes the needs of his patients into account for those that benefit from these opioid pain medications. Many physicians have stopped writing for pain medications because of current rules created by various medical boards and committees, as well as the North Carolina Legislators in Raleigh. We believe that these medications, when properly taken as prescribed, offer chronic pain patients relief. That is why it is imperative to have an experienced provider that can integrate proper use of medical management with interventional techniques for pain. And that is why our practice continues to write for those type of medications when others refuse to do so.