Many of our patients come to us after a frustrating health care journey. That’s why we start with listening to gain a full understanding of the issue. As each person’s situation is unique, so is our treatment philosophy — which allows us to offer customized care to each and every patient.
Welcome to Our Practice
What to Expect
At Facial Pain Specialists you will find a warm and welcoming environment, staffed by highly trained and knowledgeable experts in orofacial pain. Once we complete the initial assessment, our providers can utilize a wide range of treatment options to help you find relief. Throughout your care we’ll communicate details clearly to provide you with an understanding of your condition and expected outcomes.
Scheduling an Appointment
People see us when they are experiencing discomfort, so we make every effort to see patients as quickly as possible. You may schedule an appointment by calling our office at 844.235.9881 or send a request. Once you contact us one of our intake specialists will confirm your appointment. If you are a new patient, they will ask for your insurance and referral information, as well as the reason for your visit.
Your Visit to Facial Pain Specialists
To help make your appointment a success it is important to share information with your provider. A complete medical history and journal of your pain experience makes your appointment more efficient and helps us better understand your problem, so we can build a program for relief.
Prior to your appointment, please:
- Send a complete medical record from clinicians who have treated you in the past and a recent medical history from your primary care physician. Your providers may fax these directly to 760.436.5123.
- Bring a list of all medications, supplements, and vitamins you take.
- Document your symptoms by keeping a pain journal for at least one week prior to your appointment. This helps us identify triggers and patterns. View a sample journal.
- Sleep apnea patients: Send a report of your sleep study. Insurance coverage for our services may also require documentation of CPAP intolerance from your pulmonologist or sleep specialist.
We will take your vitals and review your medical history. Your provider will discuss the current situation with you, review past interventions, and ask for any other details that might be relevant. The provider may also ask about your lifestyle habits, such as diet, sleep patterns, or stress factors that can trigger or exacerbate pain episodes. In some cases, we may order additional diagnostic tests.
When diagnosing orofacial pain and sleep disorders our providers will look for specific symptoms and patterns and consider your comprehensive medical history and physical examination to accurately identify the underlying cause.
After diagnosis, your provider will explain possible treatments and interventions. Together you will discuss your care plan and expected outcomes.
Many conditions we treat are covered by the patient’s medical insurance. Some of our services are not covered by insurance or a specific plan — in those instances we work with our patients and provide transparency on out-of-pocket costs. Learn more about insurance we accept.
Our fee structure is designed to make it easier for you to access care whether or not you’re covered by insurance. We offer installment plans and third-party financing through CareCredit. To learn more, please contact our staff or view our fee schedule.
We accept payment in the office as well as convenient online payment options.