Spine & Pain Care
Specialist medical practice of Dr. Aathi Thiyaga, Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. Practicing in Greenville South Carolina since 2002.
Do you accept health Insurance ?
We accept all insurance plans except medicaid-BlueChoice. Our office participates in all commercial insurance plans. We accept all medicare and medicaid HMOs. We also accept private pay on a case by case basis.
As a courtesy to our patients we will file insure forms. We require referrals from your primary care physician or specialist for pain care. It is the patient's responsibility to acquire these referrals. Please be aware that you are responsible for your bill if you do not obtain the proper referral. All co-pays are due at the time of your visit.
Most physicians will provide you with referrals to our practice. If you have difficulties in obtaining referrals, please go to the nearest Doctors Care urgent care facility to obtain the referral order. Please download our consultation request form and give it to your referring doctor. We will be glad to assist you in obtaining necessary referrals from your doctors or from one of our affiliates. Please call us for assistance.
How long is your wait-time ?
Current wait time for new patients is 7-14 days, provided your new patient packet is completed and returned to us.
What can I do to facilitate my first appointment with the doctor?
To help make your first visit with us effective and productive, there are several items that you should bring with you. This helps us make sure that your first visit with us is thorough and complete. Please plan on bringing the following items to your visit:
MRI, CT, Myelogram Films. Obtain these films from the facility it was done prior to the visit. We wish to see the actual films.
Medical records from prior visits that you think would be helpful.
A List of current medications. A List of current medications and medication bottles ( we need to inspect your medication bottles, and count the left over pills before we prescribe medications)
Insurance information and cards
Please do not assume that we have received above mentioned documents from your referring doctor. You may call our office prior to your clinic visit to check on the documents we have gathered from your referring doctor. We may request for additional appointments if we don't have all documentation needed for decision making at the time of initial evaluation.
We realize your time is valuable, and we will make every effort to remain on schedule. Occasionally, our physicians may be disrupted by medical emergencies. When this occurs, we hope you will understand and remain patient. Of course, we will make every effort to inform you of unusual delays.
Arriving on time for your appointment will help with any unnecessary delays. If you find that you will be unavoidably late, please contact the office. Should you be unable to keep your appointment, please notify our staff at least twenty-four hours in advance.
Save Time - download all the new patient forms, complete them in a legible manner and bring them to the first visit. Please do not scribble, we may ask you to redo them again.
Have Other Questions About Your Appointment?
Please call us at 373 PAIN ( 7246 )
What should you expect?
As a patient you will receive a full evaluation from Dr. Thiyaga, a specialized spine physician, who will identify the diagnosis and treatment options. Patients could be seen within 7-14 working days of referral by your doctor based on the urgency of the proposed spinal injection.
Every patient receives a treatment plan created specifically for him/her which is directly delivered by Dr. Thiyaga. We do not have interns or trainee physicians learning in our private clinic, so you can be assured of the highest quality care at all times by a Board Certified and Fellowship trained physician. This treatment goes beyond the basic pain management by employing therapeutic methods that treat the specific source of the problem, providing a specific treatment program for reduction in pain and improvements for a more active lifestyle.