Becoming a new patient at Monos Health is easy. Just follow these five, simple steps:
- Download and fill out the intake form below.
- Print the completed form and bring it to your first appointment.
- Bring a copy of your current identification and insurance cards to your first visit.
- Make a list of your medical history, current complaints, goals, and expectations. Be ready to discuss these upon meeting with your physician.
- Bring a copy of any lab results and imaging reports to your appointment.
Patient Forms and Information
Few things disrupt lives —and are more unwelcome— than pain. Whether it’s you or a loved one, pain can be distressing on many levels. Pain is not only experienced on a physical level, but it also affects people negatively on an emotional level. Pain, quite simply, can take over. It’s our mission at Monos Health to manage, reduce, and eventually eliminate pain entirely. Your recovery is our goal.
There are numerous ways in which pain visits our lives. From automobile accidents, mishaps at work, injuries from active and athletic lifestyles, to insidious onset of pain from aging, pain can be around every corner of our lives. Each variety of pain requires its own distinctive approach to alleviating pain, and our highly trained and specialized staffs are experts in treating all sorts of pain.
Not only are we experts in managing pain, but we tailor our approach to each individual’s unique needs and circumstances. Our team believes in utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach to address both the psychological and physical aspects of your pain. Conquering pain is not an easy feat – it often requires combined effort from various approaches such as -but not limited to – physical therapy, pain psychology, medications, and injections. We especially pride ourselves in offering cutting edge interventions – spinal cord stimulator, kyphoplasty, radiofrequency ablation, and many more – to give you alternatives to traditional surgery, or even relieve intractable pain despite undergoing a surgery.
Here at Monos Health, we work with our clients to end pain and return them to their fully active lives as soon as possible.
“If we embrace the concept of addiction as a chronic disease in which drugs have disrupted the most fundamental brain circuits that enable us to do something that we take for granted — make a decision and follow it through — we will be able to decrease the stigma, not just in families and workplaces but also in the healthcare system, among providers and insurers. Once people understand the underlying pathology of addiction, people with the disease will not have to go through obstacles to obtain evidence-based treatments (such as buprenorphine or methadone for opioid addiction) but will simply, non-judgmentally, receive the help they need, like a child with diabetes or a person with heart disease or cancer. They won’t have to feel that shame, or feel inferior, because people understand that they are suffering from a disease that should be treated like any other”
-Dr. Nora Volkow, Director – National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
Why can’t addicts just stop drinking or using drugs?
Addiction is a disease, not a fault of character.
In the disease of addiction, the part of the brain that typically allows us to say “no” to the substance dramatically weakens. The scientific fact is that the addicted patient is incapable of using willpower to overcome their drug use.
Addiction disrupts the essities of survival.
Addictive substances are (at first) more enjoyable than natural rewards — things we enjoy: hugs, kisses, intimacy. The illness artificially overstimulates the natural reward system and re-programs it to make the person subconsciously believe they need the addictive substance for survival.
Eventually, craving, finding, and using the drug will trump everything else in the person’s life — even the desire to live. Despite the well-known death rate from substances like heroin, the addicted person cannot stop using.
Lots of people drink and use drugs, but don’t become addicts.
Genetics and environment are significant factors that trigger addiction. If you are related to a person with the addiction, chances are your vulnerability is much higher than the average person. Other factors include: growing up in a chaotic environment, early life stress, and anxiety or depression.
Experts have found these variables can derail the development and expression of genes, and even change their composition, making the person more vulnerable to addiction. People who drink and use drugs and who do not develop the disease are fortunate enough not to have the genetic susceptibility.
All this science sounds very impersonal, and I feel like I need more than that.
Studies have shown that impersonal treatment of persons with addiction can hinder their recovery.
For instance, the brains of chimpanzees who have been addicted, detoxed, and released into groups of other chimps recover rapidly and entirely if they are accepted as an equal member of the group. If they are not accepted as equals, they are unable to make meaningful connections.
Unfortunately, the damage made to the brain during substance use can never recover. That’s why support groups are vital to overcoming addiction. They allow the patient to feel accepted and included.
There is no replacement for connection and compassion.
Migraines and Headaches
It is estimated that nearly $17 billion is lost in missed work alone and each day, 150,000 migraine patients are bedridden. Of these patients, about 4 million are estimated to progress to a chronic migraine, which is a headache for more than 15 days per month.
Migraines are much more frequent in females. Approximately 18% of adult females may suffer from headaches, whereas only 5 – 6% of adult males experience headaches.
Migraines have a strong genetic component with an 80% likelihood of having a headache if there is a first-degree relative with a headache.
Migraines continue to be among the world’s 20 most disabling diseases, according to the World Health Organization.
Click here to read about the 10 “headache essentials.”