How we manage controlled substances

Controlled Substance Rx Policy

It is the policy of His Branches Health Service’s providers NOT to prescribe highly addictive pain medications, including Narcotics or other similar Controlled Substances, to patients who are new to the practice.

If you currently take any of the following medications on a regular basis, or ones similar to any them, and you would like your new provider to continue prescribing them, you should seek medical care elsewhere:

  • Vicodin
  • Percocet
  • Lortabs
  • Oxycontin
  • Oxycodone
  • Methadone
  • Fentanyl
  • Duragesic
  • Hydromorphone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Dilaudid
  • Tylenol #3/#4
  • Demerol
  • Meperidine
  • Morphine
  • Suboxone
  • Tramadol
  • Valium
  • Librium
  • Diazepam
  • Klonopin
  • Xanax
  • Tranxene
  • Lorazepam
  • Ativan
  • Restoril
  • Serax
  • Amobarbital
  • Butobarbital
  • Nembutal
  • Seconal
  • Fiorinal
  • Fioricet

Narcotic drugs can affect the body in various ways. There are of course legitimate uses for them, like treating pain, anxiety, aggression and even diarrhea. However, they are highly addictive and what starts out as a prescribed medication can often turn into an illegal situation of prescription pill abuse.

Other side effects include drowsiness, flushing, upset stomach, urinary retention and respiratory depression. It is very easy to become dependent on narcotics due to your body’s building up of a tolerance to the drugs. This means you have to take more and more of it to feel the same way.

We occasionally will prescribe medications in these classes to patients who are already enrolled in our practice for the short-term management of acute conditions, but always with the goal in mind of weaning back off of them as soon as possible.

New Patient Agreement

After you have read our policy please click here to print a copy, then sign the attached form and return it to us, indicating that you understand, respect, and will abide by it. Thank you!