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Doctors Inlet Spine and Pain Care, Internal Medicine

We have Special Interest in Pain management and Opioid Dependency/ Addiction. We offer full primary care adult services, including well examinations, adult immunizations and sick visits.  Dr Mel Tilak is Board Certified in both Pain management and Internal Medicine and has been performing interventional pain management procedures for well over 15 years, with main focus on spine pain management for last several years. As our practice is credentialed with Medical Insurances as primary care, when patients  see us as for any reason (including pain management, opioid addiction) patients will pay ONLY PRIMARY CARE COPAY TO SEE A SPECIALIST, unlike other practices where patients will pay a specialist copay to see a Pain management Specialist or Addiction Specialist.   We do have C-arm fluoroscope (Xray) at both office locations, so the interventional pain management procedures can be performed with great accuracy and safety. We do treat chronic pain with opioid medications when necessary. We also have large number of patients who are in opioid addiction/ dependency program with use of suboxone/zubsolv/buprenorphine-naloxone  or subutex/Buprenorphine medications. Dr. Mel Tilak does have help of  Ms. Mary Kathy Wright, ARNP.

Being Internal Medicine practice, we are well versed with treatment of  diabetes, hypertension,  high cholesterol, COPD, Asthma, Allergies, Cardiology, Psychiatry conditions,GERD etc. We do take special pride in caring for Geriatric population.We also offer services to assist with weight loss and smoking cessation. We are able to provide many services in house icluding office ultrasounds,Echocardiograms, EKGs, Lung Function Tests, Holter monitor, Nerve conduction Studies etc. eliminating the necessity of a visit to an outside imaging centers or Specialists in many cases. We have a full referral service that assists with obtaining and forwarding pre-authorizations to the required specialists and to get Prior authorizations from Insurance companies for medications and Procedures coverage.

 Dr. Mel Tilak has been successfully doing interventional pain management with precision of 1 mm, using the fluoroscopy, and using the modern techniques. His complication rate following the procedures is extremely low, mainly because of his vast experience and keeping much longer time blocks for doing the procedures.  He also uses state of the art Neurodiagnostics, if needed to determine affliction of nerves. As an Internist, Dr. Mel is of course very comfortable with patients who have Cardiology, Pulmonary, Diabetes, Hypertension, Allergy, Psychiatry and several other medical conditions.