Saranac Lake Office
Redfield Medical Office Building
2249 State Route 86, Suite 3
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Tupper Lake Office
7 Stetson Road
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Hours: Vary depending on physician's schedule
18 March 2017
Notice to Patients on Narcotic Medications
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has released new guidelines for the prescribing and monitoring of opioid medications for chronic pain management due to the epidemic of opioid overdose in the US.
These guidelines suggest patients on long term narcotic medications be monitored more closely by their primary care provider to evaluate the benefits and harm of continued opioid therapy.
Beginning January 1st, our providers will be following these guidelines and requiring patients taking long-term pain medication be seen on a regular basis. The interval for visits will be determined by the provider based on individual circumstances, but our providers will not approve monthly renewals for narcotic prescriptions if patients do not keep their scheduled appointments.
Patients will be required to bring their narcotic pills with them to each visit to assure proper dosing.
Additional information for patients can be found at: