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Medical Records

A Release of Information Authorization Form is used by an individual to consent to the release of his or her medical records or x-rays to a new or different physician or health care provider. This release is also often used to assist in a job application or when applying for certain insurance. A parent or legal guardian may provide this authorization to consent to the release of records. A person who has power of attorney may also use this form. To protect a patient's privacy, the law permits disclosure of information only if the patient or his legal representative consents in writing or if the law otherwise permits it. We can send your medical records by email, by fax, by mail or you can pick them up at our Tempe office.

To Obtain an Authorization for Release of Information

  • By Phone: (480) 962-0071
  • By Fax: (480) 962-0590 (Attention: Medical Records)
  • By Mail:
    Medical Records
    Sonoran Spine
    1255 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 107
    Tempe, AZ 85281

After downloading and filling out the form, please mail or fax us your request. Sonoran Spine makes every effort to fill medical records/x-ray requests in a timely manner. If the requested records or films are stored off-site, some records requests can take up to ten business days to process. X-rays/films are to be returned after their use per this request. 

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Contact Us

Please use the form below to send us an email.

Be sure to choose the department that best fits your needs.


While we ensure that your message is being handled professionally, the contact form is not a secure communication. Please do not leave sensitive medical information in your inquiry.

 

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Imaging Evaluations for Potential Patients Who Are Out-of-Area

jeep_xWe recognize the need for excellence for spine care regardless of where you may live. Because of our expertise, we are committed to help those in Arizona, throughout the Southwest and around the country who have a need for this level of expertise. 

If you are interested in an evaluation at the Sonoran Spine but live out of the area, you are welcome to send your imaging films (X-rays and MRI, CT or CT/Myelogram) along with a short history, for evaluation to see if we can help you. 

Send your information to:

Ashley Baker
Sonoran Spine
1255 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Suite 107
Tempe, AZ 85281

Information to include:

  1. Name
  2. Age
  3. Telephone number or E-mail address (both preferred)
  4. Date of previous surgery, if any
  5. Describe your back or leg pain
  6. Any other information you find relative

Your films will be reviewed by one of our orthopaedic spine surgeons. We will notify you by e-mail or phone that a visit to our Center could benefit you. Questions or inquiries, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Prescription Policies

prescriptionSonoran Spine physicians may prescribe narcotic medications as a part of your post-surgical care. If long term pain management is necessary, patients may be referred to their primary care physician or an interventional pain management physician.

Our medical team must be informed of all current medications including strength and dosages.

Call us if you have any abnormal side effects from any medications that have been prescribed to you by your Sonoran Spine physician.

You are welcome to discuss medications we have prescribed or advised you to take for relief of your pain. Feel free to discuss this with the physician, physician assistant or the physician's medical assistant. Do not increase the prescribed amount of medication.

Refills will not be made if you “run out early.” You must take your medication as prescribed by your physician. You are responsible for your medications. If your medication is lost, misplaced or stolen, they will not be replaced.

Medications may be refilled Monday through Thursday during business hours only. For any controlled substances including narcotic pain medications or muscle relaxants, you must contact the office for a refill request. For all others, the patient may contact their pharmacy to request a refill. If approved by the physician or physician assistant, refills are approved within 48 to 72 hours from the original refill request date.

MEDICATIONS ARE NOT REFILLED ON FRIDAYS, WEEKENDS OR HOLLIDAYS.

For medication refill requests that have to be submitted through our office directly, you must provide the following:

  • Patient name
  • Date of birth
  • Patient phone number
  • Prescribing physician
  • Medication name and dosage
  • Pharmacy name and phone number (only if non controlled prescription medications)

All of the above information is important in order to process your request. Messages at Sonoran Spine are retrieved Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays, 8:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. No refills are given on Fridays.

NOTE: Some narcotic medications cannot be refilled by phone and there are no refills on controlled medications. For these medications, you need to contact our office instead of your pharmacy. (Possible medications include Percocet (Oxycodone), Oxycontin, Demerol, Dilaudid, Fentanyl and Norco (Hydrocodone).

Please allow appropriate time for processing of your request.

IMPORTANT POINTS WHEN TAKING PAIN MEDICATION:

  • Many pain medications contain acetaminophen (Tylenol). It is recommended that one not exceed more than 4,000 mg (4 grams) in 24 hours. Liver damage can occur when this amount is exceeded. Acetaminophen may also be found in over-the-counter medications including sinus, cough or cold medications.
  • Never mix analgesic (pain) medication or muscle relaxants with alcohol.
  • Do not drive motorized vehicles or operate heavy machinery while taking pain medication or muscle relaxants.
  • Pain medications may be very constipating. To avoid constipation, eat a well-balanced diet including fresh fruits, raw vegetables and other fiber rich foods. Drink 6-8 large glasses of water daily.

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Patient Forms

New Patients

We look forward to meeting you during your first office visit with us. For your convenience you may download and fill out your initial patient forms that we require on your first visit. Please choose the form based on your condition. 

Patient Information Forms

Simply click on the form link, then print and fill out the forms, and bring them with you for your first visit. We'll see you soon.

These are exciting times for us; encouraging times for you and rewarding times for everyone. We are a major referral center and welcome the most complex spinal disorders. That's because we are exclusively spine. It's all we do.

Existing Patient Annual Questionnaire

If you are an existing patient of Sonoran Spine and haven’t been evaluated in a year, please download and complete the following form.

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