Archive For The “IDDS” Category

In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in L A: Interim Cancer Care

By | February 11, 2013

The best pain clinic in Los Angeles would know that placing the trial catheter is only the beginning of interim cancer care. The best pain clinic in LA would know that clock is ticking and that they have only 7 to 10 days maximum to complete the work-up and arrange for the final implantation of […]

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In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in L A: Temporary Catheters

By | February 8, 2013

A theme that we have dealt with over and over is that for the best pain clinic in Los Angeles, calendars and clocks are less important than patients. Yesterday afternoon an old patient Vera (not her real name) came to see me in the Burbank of complaining of upper abdominal pain, which radiated to her […]

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In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in L A: Cancer Pump Follow Up

By | February 1, 2013

The best pain clinic in Los Angeles would know that the most important part of cancer care is follow up care and In today’s blog I would like to give you some information on Robert, last week’s Friday morning cancer pump (IDDS). After a bit of a rocky night on Saturday, the day after his implantation […]

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In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in L A: Overcoming Technological Adversity

By | January 29, 2013

I am sorry that I was unable to post yesterday’s blog, but I am afraid that Schlesinger Pain Centers was forced back into the Dark Ages. On Friday we completed a major upgrade to our DSL service, firewall and certain NextGen files and as you have by now guessed, all of the things that had […]

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In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in L A: A Friday Morning Pump

By | January 25, 2013

As I sit here writing this blog I am waiting for them to take my patient into surgery, for one of my least favorite cases, the Friday Morning Cancer Pump (IDDS). Fridays are usually very busy days in the office and this is likely to make me late. In addition I will almost certainly have to […]

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Cancer Care: Successful Implantation

By | November 2, 2012

I am pleased to report that George underwent a successful implantation of his Medtronic spinal pain pump on Wednesday evening at Glendale Adventist Medical Center and that he returned to the Burbank Office of Schlesinger Pain Centers yesterday for reprogramming. He currently has no pain or narcotic side effects. He has been so stable on […]

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Cancer Care: Resistance to Therapy

By | October 31, 2012

  As we continue our examination of George’s cancer pain care I am pleased to report that we have had no other major catheter problems, only the occasional kink or occlusion that George and his wife Evelyn (again not her real name) have learned to deal with simply by changing position. What we have dealt […]

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Cancer Care: A Trip to the Emergency Room

By | October 29, 2012

I am pleased to report to you that George made it to his children’s Halloween Party and that every one had a great time, but when the call came in from the Tarzana Hospital Emergency Room late Saturday night I remembered why I hate starting pump trials on Friday. The problem is that I hate […]

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Cancer Care: A Pancreatic Plus

By | October 27, 2012

To those of you who follow this blog on a regular basis, I apologize for delaying publication of the regular Friday installment. I wanted to report on a new patient who was first seen Thursday afternoon in the Tarzana office of Schlesinger Pain Centers. George (not his real name) was referred by Johnny Chang, an […]

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Rosh Hashanah 5773: Cancer Pain Care

By | September 19, 2012

As I ponder my purpose on this small planet during the Ten Days of Awe, one of the professional areas that I would like most to improve in 5773 is the access of patients to advanced cancer pain care. It has always been a passion of mine and despite all of the good work that […]

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