Additional Services

Pain Specialists of Austin

Pain Specialists of Austin is pleased to offer additional services to improve the treatment patients receive at our practice. Not only can we create prescription medications customized exclusively for you in our pharmacy, but we can also perform DNA testing to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of those medications, as well as any traditionally dispensed drug that might be prescribed for you.

For physicians, our Advanced Drug Monitoring (ADM) platform is designed to help you monitor opioid drug use in patients and identify any misuse or abuse of pain medications.

Traditional and Compounding Pharmacy

Pain Specialists of Austin now offers a pharmacy for our patients so you can conveniently fill all of your prescription needs in one location. Not only can you fill your everyday medications at our pharmacy, but we also create custom-compounded medications that Dr. Mahendru and his team have been using with great success for over 20 years.

With one location for all your needs, you can expect:

  • Personalized consultation with our pharmacist
  • FREE delivery
  • In-stock medications
  • No long lines
  • Minimal waiting

We also offer custom-made prescriptions prepared in our compounding pharmacy. By creating compounded medications and a personalized treatment strategy, we provide a multi-faceted pain management approach unique to every patient. We can compound medications to treat a variety of pain syndromes:

  • General pain
  • Migraines
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Wound pain
  • Bone pain
  • Shingles pain
  • Inflammatory pain from injury
  • Rheumatoid arthritis/joint pain
  • Soft tissue inflammation
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Muscle cramps in athletes
  • Pelvic pain

We offer prior authorization assistance and financial assistance for compounded medications. Ask your doctor if you might be a candidate for a custom-made prescription.

To contact the pharmacy please call: (512) 485-7207

DNA Testing for Medication Safety and Effectiveness

Ever wonder if your medications are safe and effective? A simple DNA test done by cheek swab can improve the safety and effectiveness of your medications by analyzing your unique genetic makeup.

Genetic testing will help your physician understand how your body metabolizes medications according to your specific DNA, which will help him prescribe the best medication and dose for you.

Prescribing with confidence has never been more important. Benefits of  our pharmacogenetic testing services include:

  • Helps physicians choose the right drug and the right dose
  • Minimizes adverse drug reactions
  • Provides lifetime protection from drug toxicity or lack of drug efficacy

Selecting the best medication the first time not only limits adverse drug reactions, but also improves the response to many commonly prescribed medications for some of the following conditions:

  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Cancer
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory issues
  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Acid reflux
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Arthritis

The test results are only needed once in a lifetime. They will not change and will assist your physician in making better choices for your treatment. The test can be administered in your doctor’s office with a simple cheek swab or blood sample. Ask us about DNA testing at your next visit.

For Physicians: Monitoring Opioid Drug Use in Patients

As a physician, you need to ensure that patients who take prescription opioids do not misuse or abuse them. Our Advanced Drug Monitoring (ADM) platform is designed to help clinicians identify, monitor, and track critical risk factors associated with medication misuse, abuse, and diversion.

This groundbreaking program is fast becoming the standard of care for the prevention of misuse in opioid therapy, and for the prevention of mortality and morbidity associated with prescription medication use.

At Pain Specialists of Austin, we offer a pain management-focused laboratory with a specialized menu to fulfill your needs as a physician. We have developed a streamlined and efficient approach, ensuring an extra degree of confidence with every reported value you receive.

We have implemented mass spectrometer methodologies on top-of-the-line instruments from AB/Sciex, and we use the highest quality certified reference materials available in the routine measurement of your patient samples.

Using clinical instruments for risk assessment prior to, and during opioid therapy, is currently recommended by:

  • FDA
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • American Pain Society
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

To learn more about our opioid drug monitoring program and advanced technologies, call us at (512) 485-7200 or toll-free at (855) 876-7246 (PAIN).

Disclaimer

The patient has the right to have their prescription filled at the pharmacy of their choice. The patient can’t be pressured, or forced, to transfer their prescription to another pharmacy or mail-order pharmacy without their full consent or the consent of the patient’s legal guardian. If you have any questions about your rights as a patient or your prescription, please ask the pharmacist on staff.

El paciente tiene el derecho a tener su receta en la farmacia de su eleccion. El paciente no puede ser presionado o forzado, para transferir sus prescripcion a otra farmacia sin su consentimiento o el consentimiento del representante legal del paciente. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta acerca de sus derechos o su prescripcion, por favor consulte con su farmaceutico en el personal.

Dr. Mahendru owns this pharmacy and has a financial interest in this pharmacy.