With over 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain, the Pain Management specialty has never been more important or more complex. We understand the issues and concerns of pain management professionals along with the many hurdles they face in order to run a safe and compliant clinic.
It is essential that clinicians who utilize potentially harmful and addictive opiate drugs to manage patient pain, determine the safest and most effective treatment options for patients.
Summit UDt can help Pain Management Professionals:
We understand the sensitive and complex nature of recovery and deeply respect the goals and mission of each organization and their patients. Summit works to ensure your treatment center has the most accurate and reliable results, delivered quickly, in an easy-to-interpret report.
Drug and alcohol monitoring is crucial to the integrity of any center. We understand the role drug and alcohol testing plays to better open a dialogue and promote recovery.
Summit Diagnostic UDt can help Addiction & Recovery Centers by:
Mental health professionals are faced with the challenge of responsibly prescribing in the ever-changing landscape of prescription medication innovation and regulation.
Mental health professionals are seeing more requests for Ritalin, Soma, Adderall and even scheduled pain medications - all of which are at risk for drug diversion. Now more than ever, it is vital to know that your patients are taking their medications as prescribed.
Summit Diagnostic UDt can help Mental Health Professionals to:
Summit Diagnostics provides obstetricians and gynecologists with compliant and accurate drug testing to ensure the absolute best care for their female patients, including and especially, pregnant patients. The health of our customer's patients is the single most important factor to us at Summit.
Our UDt program features:
Drug use rarely starts during pregnancy. More often, women enter pregnancy already abusing or dependent on drugs. The risks of such exposure to the fetus are well known. Incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), which is opiate withdrawal, rose 300% between 2000 and 2009.1 Risks of prenatal opiate exposure are not limited to the fetus. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that deaths from opiate overdose among women have increased 400% since 1999 (compared to 265% among men).
1 Patrick SW, Schumacher RE, Benneyworth BD, et al. Neonatalabstinence syndrome and associated health care expenditures: UnitedStates, 200-2009. AMA. 2012;307(18);1934-1940
Primary care professionals are faced with the daily challenge of diagnosing and treating a large, diverse, patient population with a wide array of ailments and conditions. From depression to pain, primary care physicians work with a complicated patient base that can be treated safely and more efficiently with a drug testing system in place.
Summit Diagnostics UDt can help Primary Care Professionals:
The CDC listed prescription drug abuse and overdose as one of the five biggest health threats for 2014; it placed second after antibiotic-resistant infectious disease.
Pediatricians are often faced with the dilemma of whether or not to drug test their young patient population.
In our experience of working with pediatricians all across the country, we have found that these doctors have seen huge benefits from our drug testing programs, and their patients and practice are safer for it.
Summit Diagnostics UDt can help Pediatricians:
"According to a study conducted by the Medication Error Quality Initiative in North Carolina, repeated elder medication errors occur 37.3-percent of the time and may cause the most harm to the patient."
Patient safety and health is the top priority in Long Term Care centers. Keeping a patient happy, healthy and comfortable can become complex in Long Term Care settings.
Summit Diagnostics works with long-term care centers to help avoid over-prescribing, unnecessary prescribing, incorrect medication dosages and dangerous and sometimes deadly ADR's (Adverse Drug Reactions).
"According to Charlene Harrington, professor of nursing and sociology at the University of California, San Francisco, as many as 1 in 5 patients in the nation's 15,500 nursing homes are given antipsychotic drugs that are not only unnecessary but also extremely dangerous for older patients."
Our goal is to work with long-term care centers management teams to implement Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Drug Metabolism Testing programs. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring is a urine or oral fluid test to determine whether or not the patient is properly following their prescription program. The results of this report can help to:
Help improve the health and daily lives of your patients through Summit Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Podiatrists are often faced with the task of providing patients with post-surgery pain management drugs and/or long-term pain management prescription programs. Drug diversion does not just exist in the realm of pain management doctors. It can affect any doctor prescribing pain management medicines or other controlled substances.