Referring Providers

River Cities Interventional Pain Specialists strives to keep open and clear communication with its referring physician community.

If you require a patient to be seen in our clinics urgently, please contact our office directly and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.

Referral Process

When referring a patient, the information we need is:

  1. One of our Referral Forms (below)
  2. Patient history and physical notes
  3. Diagnostic Imaging (MRI, CT, X-Ray)
  4. Fax to 318-798-5844

When to Refer Your Patient

It is appropriate to refer when a patient’s pain is refractory to your management. Many primary care practices manage patients who require long-term pain treatment. Any time you are uncomfortable managing chronic pain with medications, a referral is indicated.

  • Pain syndrome or unclear diagnosis that is unresponsive to conservative treatment for a period of 3-6 months
  • Previous history of drug or alcohol abuse
  • Psychological disorder (depression, anxiety)
  • Severe functional impairment
  • Significant co-morbidities

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