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About The Office

Location

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

 

Location

2808 Roosevelt St, Ste 100, Carlsbad, CA 92008

We share space with Dr. Desi Gamboa of Carlsbad Chiropractic, immediately adjacent to Pronto's Market in the Roosevelt Center.

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DIRECTIONS: From I-5 (either North or South), take the Carlsbad Village Drive exit and head WEST 4 blocks (towards the ocean) to Roosevelt Street. Make a right turn and cross Grand Avenue (one block), - we're the first driveway on the RIGHT. Large parking lot for our complex.

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Office Hours and Common Office Charges

We have attempted to stagger hours in order to accomodate the needs of our patients. In other words, we wanted to include some early morning hours, some lunch hours, and some evening hours.

Appointments are preferred, but we'll attempt to accomodate walk-ins.

Mondays 9 AM - 5 PM [closed for lunch 12 PM - 1: 30 PM]
Tuesdays 9 AM - 5 PM [closed for lunch 12 PM - 1: 30 PM]
Wednesdays 12 PM - 7 PM [closed for dinner 4 PM - 5:30 PM]
Thursdays No office hours. Physician available by phone
Fridays 8 AM - 1 PM.
Weekends No office hours. Physician available by phone.

Our most common office visit charges can be found here. We do not participate in any insurance plans (however, we do provide "superbill" receipts so that patients can get reimbursed from their Medicare/other insurance companies, if needed). We accept cash, check or credit cards. [Please note that a $5 processing service fee will be added to credit card submissions.]

IMPORTANT: Due to the fact that many people are sensitive or allergic to fragrances, please do not wear strong perfumes or colognes to your visit with us!

Also, please be aware that we have a joke exchange program in our office. Please bring in a funny joke whenever you come in! Unless we are infused with new humor on a regular basis, you may get stuck hearing the same joke over and over again from Dr. Pearson... (Please have mercy on us all!)

[Hey - have you watched the local Fox 5 News special feature about Dr. Pearson? Watch it here!]

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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!

Whenever he is not in the office, Dr. Pearson is nearly always reachable by telephone. Please call the office to learn how to connect with him. In the event that he is out of town, a covering physician will be available.

NOTE: NO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES WILL BE RENEWED/PRESCRIBED AFTER OFFICE HOURS OR ON WEEKENDS.


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

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Hospital Affiliations and Other Nursing Facilities

In the past, Dr. Pearson had maintained unrestricted staff physician privileges, through the Departments of Family Medicine, at both Palomar Medical Center (PMC), in Escondido, and at Tri-City Medical Center, in Oceanside. However, he no longer makes hospital rounds at either of them due to practice time constraints and has given voluntarily given up his admitting privileges. 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 or other controlled substances, nor do we administer narcotics by injection in the clinic.

Prescriptions for controlled substances will be limited only to patients with whom he has established in his past office. No controlled substance prescriptions will be written for patients new to this practice.

Individuals who are seeking "pain killers" for chronic use are advised to seek treatment with an appropriate pain management clinic or, if the pain is severe, with the local hospital emergency department. As noted above, Narcotic prescriptions will not be refilled after office hours or on weekends.

It's worth reminding that 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 receive controlled substance 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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