Please note that you must have a referral from your primary care provider to be seen at Goodall’s Pain Management Centers.
Once you have a referral from your primary care provider, you or your referring provider’s office, can make an appointment over the telephone at the most convenient Goodall Pain Management Center for you:
- Medical Office Building
- Suite 012
- 25A June Street
- Sanford, Maine 04073
- Goodall Outpatient Services
- Suite 200
- 2 Livewell Drive
- Kennebunk, Maine 04043
When the appointment is set up, we will begin to collect very basic, but necessary, information regarding your medical history and reason(s) for seeking help at Goodall Pain Management. The Pain Management Centers most generally receive medical records from your referring health care provider prior to your initial appointment.
Please help us gather the following information relevant to your pain issue(s):
- Insurance card
- Pertinent medical records
- A list of all medications you are currently taking or have taken in the past year
- X-ray disk copy (reports acceptable)
- MRI disk copy (reports acceptable)
- CT disk copy (reports acceptable)
- EMG reports
- Lab results
- Anything else you feel is important for your consultation
Some of the above information may have already been forwarded by your referring provider. We will review exactly what you need to bring.
When you arrive, you will be greeted by a receptionist/volunteer, who will lead you in the right direction. Someone will then assist you in completing the new patient paperwork.
Once the appropriate paperwork is completed, you will be escorted to an examination room where the medical assistant will take your vital signs, collect a preliminary urine specimen (only if you already take, or may be prescribed, a narcotic medication), and input some basic information on the computer record, such as your primary complaint, any medical problems that may be related to your pain or future treatment, and a review of your overall health.
You will then be seen by the Nurse Practitioner who will do a complete physical examination and medical history. The Nurse Practitioner will make a referral for you to one of the three pain management specialists (doctors) for a consultation at a future date. Emergencies will be treated on an as needed basis.
For your consultation you will be seen by a pain management specialist. The initial consultation allows for a more detailed investigation of the pain problem, including:
- an extensive review of your pain history and prior treatment(s)
- a focused physical examination
- a discussion of the treatment plan
- addressed your questions and concerns
The treatment plan developed from this initial meeting with the physician will be used to guide your future course. It is not set in concrete, and may change slightly, or even dramatically, as treatment responses are assessed or new technologies are indicated or become available.
Evaluations and treatments (injections and medications) are conducted at both of our Centers in Sanford and Kennebunk.
It is possible that no formal treatment may be started at your initial consult. This decision is based on a number of factors, such as:
- Need for a specific injection which must generally be scheduled for another day
- Availability of adequate past records
- Possibility of illicit drug use
- Need for urine, blood or further radiologic tests prior to starting new therapy