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Important Notice for Patients With Meridian Insurance Plan

Effective February 15, 2023, Tri-County Pain Consultants will no longer be accepting Meridian Health Insurance. If you are a patient of Tri-County Pain Consultants and currently have your healthcare insurance provided by Meridian Health, we will no longer be able to provide your pain care. We sincerely apologize for the complications and inconvenience incurred by this change in insurance participation.
Meridian insurance plans no longer accepted at Tri-County Pain Consultants:

  • Meridian Health Plan of Michigan Medicaid HMO
  • Medicare Meridian Complete
  • Medicare Meridian Care HMO
  • Meridian Choice
  • Medicare WellCare
  • Ambetter from Meridian

For your future pain care, we recommend that you contact your primary care provider and/or your insurance company to find an in-network pain management provider in your area.

Welcome Dr. Wisam George

Welcome Dr. Wisam George

Tri-County Pain Consultants is Pleased to Announce the Addition of Wisam George, DO to Our Practice

Wisam George, DO is trained and experienced in the latest interventional pain management techniques. He is a fulltime pain management physician with board certifications in both Pain Management and Anesthesiology.

Dr. George received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Wayne State University in Detroit. He received his Medical Degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. George went onto complete his Anesthesiology Residency at Wayne State University Detroit Medical Center and his Pain Management Fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical Center.

Dr. George has been honored as Physician Partner of the Year at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital and has received special recognition for his compassionate care. He offers a wide variety of treatment options for chronic pain and finds particular interest in radicular pain, spinal cord stimulation, DRG stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation,
and orthobiologics. Dr. George is currently seeing patients at our Farmington Hills location.

Tri-County Pain Consultants is thrilled to be able to add Wisam George, DO to our pain management team. We are excited for the enthusiasm and passion for patient care Dr. George brings with him to Tri-County Pain. Welcome Dr. George!

Questions About Pain from your Physician

questions about pain from your physician

When you’re visiting your pain management physician for the first time, what questions can you expect to hear? Will you have the answers? Perhaps, but it might be best prior to your visit to jot as many feelings down as you can regarding your pain symptoms. It’s always important to be thorough in your answers and having some notes in front of you with the doctor can help. To gain a better understanding of the pain, expect some of the following questions:

Location: Yes, where it hurts, but also does it hurt anywhere else? Which leads to the next question.

Does the Pain Radiate: Does the pain move anywhere from the initial spot? Does it “radiate” over a section of your body? Kidney stone pain, for example, can begin in the back, but the pain can radiate towards the side and front of the torso making it difficult to figure out exactly where the pain is coming from.

Quality of Pain: This is where you describe the type of pain you’re feeling. Is it a dull ache, sharp, or a shooting pain? This descriptor helps to identify the type of pain and how to treat it.

Severity of the Pain: On a scale of zero to ten, with ten being the most severe, be ready to describe your level of pain currently, at a certain time of day, when moving, etc.
Aggravating and Relieving Factors: What makes it hurt more and what helps to alleviate the pain most? Do you experience certain relief during a particular exercise, hot bath, or coping mindset?

The Time of Pain: How long does it last? Do you experience more pain at a particular time of day or night? Does it come and go or is it constant?

The Pain’s Impact: How does your pain impact your quality of life? Does it affect your sleep, appetite, or any physical activities? Does it prevent you from having healthy relationships with others? Does it impede your ability to focus and concentrate?

Understand your Pain for a Better Treatment Plan

The questions above are merely a beginning point for you and your doctor in understanding your pain. Other questions may include factors such as burning, numbness or tingling sensations. However, it’s important to describe your pain in multiple ways to help your doctor visualize your pain. By providing as much detailed information about it as possible can ultimately provide you with the best treatment plan.

If you have questions regarding your pain or would like to make an appointment for a new patient consultation at Tri-County Pain Consultants, please call (800) 319-3118. You will need to know your current health insurance information as well as the name of your primary care or family physician. You may need a referral from your physician if your insurance requires one.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Coronavirus Information
Tri-County Pain Consultants is committed to providing our patients with safe and effective pain care. We are continuously monitoring and implementing the latest Covid-19 safety protocols as outlined by the CDC to safely treat our patients while protecting our clinical staff. As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this pandemic together.

The CDC recommends the following precautions to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Practice Social Distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • Limit unnecessary travel and exposure to large gatherings.
  • Wash your hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Don’t touch your mouth, nose or eyes.
  • Cough and/or sneeze into a tissue and throw it away. If a tissue is not handy, sneeze into your elbow.

What You Should Know:

We Have Moved

As of June 4,2019 Tri-County Pain Consultants began treating patients at our new location. All of our contact information is the same. If you have any questions please contact us.

We look forward to seeing you at our new location!
32255 Northwestern Highway
Suite 165
Farmington Hills MI 48334