Our office is experiencing a high call volume about SGB treatment. Help us get you scheduled by following instructions below.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE PCL-5 SCREENING AND THESE QUESTIONS BEFORE CALLING FOR APPOINTMENT.
Email the PCL-5 and screening questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your contact name and phone number.
We know you have had a traumatic experience, and we want to help you. PLEASE DO NOT SHARE the details of your trauma with our receptionist. These details are not required to book an appointment or for your successful treatment.
1) Click here to print and then complete the PCL-5 screening test. Add up your score which you will provide to receptionist.
2) Be able to answer the following questions for the receptionist:
a) Are you active duty military? (For active duty personnel only, the SGB is also available at the Pain Clinic at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD from Aubrey Verdun M.D., Call (301) 319-8600.
b) Are you former military (eligible for VA care) or EMS personnel?
c) Have you had a traumatic experience? Yes or No. (We do not need details of your traumatic experience to successfully treat you)
d) Are you under the care of a behavioral health professional or physician?
e) Do you have a mental health diagnosis? Please name the diagnosis.
e) Are you on any medications that thin your blood? (e.g. anticoagulants such as aspirin, Coumadin or heparin)
f) Do you have an intense and disabling fear of vomiting?
g) Do you have a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI)?
h) Do you have chronic lung disease?
3) Be aware that at this time, the SGB for the treatment of PTSD is not covered by most medical insurance companies. SGB has been shown in many studies to significantly improve the anxiety symptoms associated with PTSD, but it does not help everyone.
4) Once these questions are answered and the PCL-5 screening test is complete; call the office for an appointment and we will determine if SGB is a reasonable treatment for you. Appointment line: (410) 505-0530.