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About The Office

Location

Office Hours
After Hours Care and Weekend Care
Hospital Affiliations and Other Nursing Facilities
Policy regarding narcotics/controlled substances***

 

Location

On Sabbatical. New location TBA .

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Office Hours

On Sabbatical. New location TBA .

 

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After Hours Care and Weekend Care

True medical emergencies:  dial "911" on your telephone for emergency medical services (EMS) response. True medical emergencies include complaints of severe chest pain, difficulty breathing, seizures, severe abdominal pain, uncontrolled bleeding, or broken bones that pierce through the skin. Do not attempt to drive yourself to the hospital under any of these circumstances!

Otherwise:

On Sabbatical. New location TBA .


Industrial Injuries:  We no longer provide care for Workers Compensation system.

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Hospital Affiliations and Other Nursing Facilities

Dr. Pearson has physician privileges, through the Department of Family Medicine, at Palomar Medical Center (PMC), in Escondido [and also had privileges, in the Department of Family Medicine, at Tri-City Medical Center, in Oceanside]. However, he no longer makes hospital rounds to either of them due to practice time constraints. Should a patient of Dr. Pearson's require hospitalization at either of the hospitals, the excellent staff hospitalist physicians will assume in-patient care. Any rounding that he does now are social and/or magic rounds.

Dr. Pearson used to serve as the medical director for Palomar Continuing Care Center and Villa Rancho Bernardo.  However, he regrets that he no longer has time to make rounds at local nursing homes on a routine basis.  Patients who require prolonged stays at such a facility will be transferred to the care of the medical director or another appropriate physician.

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Policy regarding narcotics/controlled substances

With few exceptions, we do not routinely prescribe narcotics, nor do we administer narcotics by injection in the clinic. Individuals who are seeking "pain killers" for chronic use are hereby advised to seek treatment with an appropriate pain management clinic or, if the pain is severe, with the local hospital emergency department. When indicated, long-acting opiates are prescribed in extremely limited quantities without automatic refills. Narcotic prescriptions will not be refilled after office hours or on weekends.

It is an inherently dangerous practice to receive prescriptions for narcotics and other controlled substances from several physicians at the same time. Therefore, patients who do seek narcotic prescriptions through this office agree that, unless otherwise indicated by the physician, he or she is to be the sole prescribing physician for the patient. Furthermore, patients desiring prescriptions for controlled substances from our clinic agree to grant us permission to contact pharmacies and other physicians in order to ensure compliance with this policy. Be aware that we actively participate in C.U.R.E.S., the San Diego Police Departmentís FAXNET program and the DOCTOR SHOPPING HOTLINE.

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