We at North Georgia Spine Center are committed to serving the true health care needs of as many people as
possible that are within our reach. We acknowledge the devastating effects of physical, chemical and emotional
stress on the human body and subsequently our health. We recognize these effects may challenge the
structural integrity of the spine and, therefore, go to extraordinary measures to reach the masses in order to
restore and maintain health.
We pledge to learn as much as we can about our patients in order for them to better understand their own health.
We promise to love, to serve and to give to the community out of our own abundance.
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CLICK TO SEE PAIN CARE BILL OF RIGHTS
PAIN CARE BILL OF RIGHTS
As a person with pain, you have the right to:
Have your report of pain taken seriously and to be treated with dignity and respect by doctors, nurses,
pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.
Have your pain thoroughly assessed and promptly treated.
Be informed by your healthcare provider about what may be causing your pain, possible treatments, and the
benefits, risks and costs of each.
Participate actively in decisions about how to manage your pain.
Have your pain reassessed regularly and your treatment adjusted if your pain has not been eased.
Be referred to a pain specialist if your pain persists.
Get clear and prompt answers to your questions, take time to make decisions, and refuse a particular type of
treatment if you choose.
Although not always required by law, these are the rights you should expect, and if necessary demand, for
your pain care.