Information About Our Medication and Prescription Policies
As a general rule, our providers will not prescribe medications for patients prior to surgery.
Our providers do not manage chronic pain. If you suffer from chronic pain, you will be referred to a pain management physician or your primary care physician for long-term pain management.
If you have entered into a Pain Contract with an outside provider, Nebraska Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine will require you to obtain all pain medication prescriptions from your contracted provider.
As a rule, our providers do not enter into Pain Agreements or Contracts with patients.
Our providers will prescribe patients with medications they feel are appropriate to manage pain following surgery. Many pharmacies also place restrictions on the quantity and dosage of opioid medications, and providers are subject to those requirements.
Post-operative narcotic pain medications will be for a limited time. Careful reassessment will take place for further prescription needs.
To prevent an emergency, please contact our office at least 24 hours before your prescription(s) run out so that your pharmacy has time to fill your medication(s).
To have a prescription refilled, you or your pharmacist will need to contact our office during the hours noted below.
- Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
- Friday: 8:30am – 12:00pm
When you call, please provide us with your name, the medicine to be refilled, and the date of the last refill.
Refills requests are not permitted on evenings and weekends.
Prescription refills requests are approved by your treating provider, and your request may be denied.
Certain medications cannot be called or faxed into your pharmacy. As a result we will need to issue you a physical prescription. Patients living in Lincoln are required to pick up their prescription at our Main Office. .
As a matter of law, our providers will not provide patients under the age of 18 with an opioid prescription lasting longer than seven (7) days.