William S. Maxfield, M.D., is a board-certified physician in hyperbaric medicine, radiology, and nuclear medicine. He is one of the nation’s foremost experts in hyperbaric medicine, pioneering its use to treat wounds, brain trauma, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions. He has served on the faculties of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, and LSU Medical School. He has also served as the chief of the Radioisotope Laboratory at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Bethesda, M.D. Dr. Maxfield was chief of the Radiation Therapy Department and co-chairman of the Nuclear Medicine Laboratory at Ochsner Clinic and Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans. He is currently in private practice in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area.
Tags: rehabilitation | pain medications

Need to Evaluate Rehab Procedures

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Friday, 04 May 2018 04:18 PM Current | Bio | Archive

I have been in the rehab now for more than two weeks. Interestingly, the majority of the people I have met are here because of a fall. This tells us that falling is a significant cause of medical expense.

And a number of people indicate that their falls were related to medications they take causing loss of balance.

There is also a continuing problem with getting medications on time — not only for me, but for many of the people that I meet here.

Medications particularly for pain are not provided at the time they are prescribed ,and therefore you end up with a situation where the medications is an hour and a half late and the next time you want it it’s an hour and a half after the time it should have been available to you for control of the pain.

This keeps increasing the problems of maintenance of good stay at this rehabilitation facility.

As noted, it’s not only me, but a number of the other people that talked to. So there is a clear need for a better evaluation for making sure that particularly pain medications are provided to the patient at the time that they are prescribed.

Otherwise, my stay at the rehabilitation facility has been good. The physical therapy staff has been excellent at increasing my ability to take care of myself — so that is working well.

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I have been in the rehab now for more than two weeks. Interestingly, the majority of the people I have met are here because of a fall.
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