COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

CoVid-19 Current Patient Information Updates

Current Patient Information for the Palms Wellness Center

IMMEDIATE UPDATE FOR  3/30/20 : Please Note for ALL Current Patients
TeleHealth is Being Provided to All Patients At This Time/ Curb Side Lab Testing is Also Provided
All Medications are Being Filled Using E-Scripts... Your Care is Secure!

Your care will be provided through our tele-health system or our Virtual Clinic at the regular scheduled times for all therapy and medication appointments.

Palms Wellness is open and operating under normal business hours. We are continuing to provide care for all our patients.
If you have a scheduled appointment at PWC, please plan to keep this appointment and staff will assist you in how to use our simplified Telehealth office. We will provide care for both your therapy and medication appointments using the tele-health system or our virtual clinic. We will be introducing patients to the Virtual Clinic once everyone has become comfortable with the tele-Health services. We are dedicated to keeping your care running as smoothly as possible to reduce any issues which may cause our patients from feeling added stressors or concerns. Please read below for full information that can assist you in knowing the things you may need to know when facing some challenges for you and your family’s needs.

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Opioid Addiction/Dependency and Physical Factors

Opioid Dependency and Addiction are not the same. For Ethical Care, we “Must” address the differences.

The physical impacts on receptors happen to the human brains “receptors” that are targeted by pain medications, literally physically change the brain receptors. Then once altered over time of use (Varies by person what the period of time is which “dependency” occurs, due to our individual DNA), they send messages to the brain which we call “Cravings”. A person dependent on pain medications does not always “abuse” the drug.

However, if they do not take the medication, the body will respond due to the brain’s receptors responding to the lack of the drug being provided to the body/brain. This will set off a process of “physical” withdrawal if not take (as prescribed) on the correct regimen. Valid pain management is still required for quality of life. The problems relating to “addiction” does not always happen. And while we are facing challenges with ‘abuse’ we cannot forget the need of care regarding human compassion for patients with valid medical needs for chronic pain management. This has become a major challenge for healthcare providers. Understanding the difference between “Dependency and Addiction” is imperative for everyone.Continue reading