The Doleys Clinic News
The Doleys Clinic has operated a pump (implanted drug administration system) refill clinic for over a decade with an experienced pump refill nurse. Our clinic director, Dr. Daniel Doleys, is a nationally-recognized speaker on the topic of implantable therapies. We work closely with anesthesiologists and Medtronic reps to provide quality service at all levels of pump maintenance. Our clinic physicians are preferred Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Alabama providers, and we are also Medicare providers. For all other insurance networks, we can still care for you at the "out-of-network" rate.
If you are a chronic pain patient with an active pump and are looking for a new clinic to manage your care, please give us a call to discuss your options -- Contact Lesley at (205) 982-3596 extension 222.
On Saturday, November 2nd, The Doleys Clinic will be transformed into a festive marketplace for our first ever Holiday Craft Sale! Click here for details and color flyer.
Over 26 of our clinic patients will be selling their unique, handmade arts and crafts items. The creativity ranges from photography, painting, jewelry, woodworking, holiday ornaments and wreaths, fiber/yarn crafts, and more!!
Join us from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm to shop, sip some cider or hot chocolate, and celebrate the efforts to live a balanced quality of life with chronic pain.
Artists will be donating items for a raffle (ticket sales on site), with proceeds donated to a national chronic pain organization.
Indoor event, free parking, free admission. Please bring cash or checks, as our vendors may not be equipped to process credit card transactions.
We hope you can join us to help support the clinic and our wonderful patients. Also, please help spread the word and bring your family and friends.
There is still time to catch the low early bird registration rates for our next CME/CEU workshop. We're offering credit hours for physicians, nurses, psychologists, case managers, and physical therapists. The topic is Pain and Polypharmacy: The Fine Line Between Help and Harm, and it will be held at the clinic on Friday, November 15th. Download the informational brochure here and register by fax or mail. Space will be limited, so please save your space early! We look forward to seeing you there!
As you may know, The Doleys Clinic has offered our 6-session pain management course for over 15 years as an essential requirement of our comprehensive clinic protocol. These classes cover a range of pain and wellness topics: 1) Understanding Medications, 2) Pain Mechanisms, 3) Stress Management, 4) Improving Sleep, 5) Pain and Depression, 6) Grief and Acceptance. The information covered in this course complements the medical, physical, and psychological treatment provided at our clinic.
We believe there is still a benefit of attending the classes in person (e.g., question and answer time, more personalized flavor, interaction with other patients), and we'll continue to offer the 11:00 am live classes as usual (see the "Monday Pain Class Schedule" link in the left navigation menu or click here).
But, we also recognize that discomfort, travel distance, fuel prices, work and family schedules, etc., don't always make it easy to attend these classes in person. So, we have had our classes professionally recorded (thanks, Vulcan Media!) and are offering them for purchase and home use. You can watch these in the comfort of your own home and invite your family members to learn with you. If you choose the DVD option, we will ask you to fill out some brief quiz questions to bring back with you to your next appointment.
The price for our own clinic patients and individual community members is the same for the "live" or DVD versions-- $35 per class/DVD. (For professional/medical clinic pricing options, please click here). Discuss with your clinic physician and psychologist which of the topics are considered "mandatory" for your needs and which are optional.
To preview short clips of these videos, to see our full length video discussing our Medical Clinic Agreement, and to find out more information, please click here.
Purchase is currently available in person at the clinic only, so please see our front desk at your next clinic visit. Or call Dr. Cianfrini at (205) 982-3596 with questions. Thanks, and....happy viewing!
You may call them "random acts of kindness." You may practice these daily already, or you may be following the "26 acts of kindness" in honor of Sandy Hook victims. You may have seen the story about the "Secret Santa" businessman from Missouri who gave anonymous money and hope to the New York victims of Superstorm Sandy. You may practice these by giving money or praise or a kind word or smile. Whatever you call them -- and for whatever reason motivates you -- we at The Doleys Clinic encourage you to make these acts of giving part of your life.
We know that patients who give of themselves (time, a listening ear, assistance to others less fortunate or able) simply feel and do better in the long run. It's a way to get outside of one's own physical and emotional suffering, to distract from pain, to connect socially, and even to boost spirituality and faith. You get back what you put out there many times over.
Dr. Doleys makes it possible for his staff to engage in a Christmastime act of kindness. Some of our staff have shared their heartwarming "Hundred Dollar Stories" in the comment section of this post. They were surprised by how good it felt to reach out and help others, outside the realm of our daily healthcare duties.
We encourage you to practice these acts of kindness and please share them in our comment section to help inspire others. We wish all good blessings to you in this new year.