Controlled Substances Policy
The ability to prescribe narcotics and other controlled substances is a privilege that is granted by the DEA. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has strict regulations governing prescribing controlled substances. Dr. Russell Imboden takes this privilege very seriously.
Controlled substances are prescribed for short-term use only. If required for periods longer than a few weeks, an evaluation which may include referral with one or more specialists, will be initiated to determine requirement of the prescription. If the patient chooses not to take the specialist referall, Dr. Imboden, D.O. will not be able to continue to prescribe the controlled medications.
Dr. Imboden is not trained in pain management. Chronic pain management is not a part of Dr. Russell Imboden, D.O., and is not is it a service that Dr. Russell Imboden provides.
Controlled Substance guidelines are as follows:
Violation of, or refusal to comply with any of these guidelines may result in controlled substances no longer being prescribed and/or dismissal from the practice.