When coming to your appointment please bring your I.D., Insurance Card, and imaging disc if necessary.
If you are an established patient and your insurance has changed, please call us before your next appointment to let us know as we may need to get an authorization before we can see you again!
If you are seeking pain relief you would schedule with Dr. Jaffe for a pain management consultation. He will assess you and discuss the right route to manage your pain.
If you are looking to see if you need a surgery you would see one of our three other providers: Dr. Beringer, Susan Earls, PA, or Amy Condon, NP. They will assess you, look over imaging (if provided), and determine if you are a good candidate for surgery. In order to see Dr. Beringer we would need updated imaging (MRI or CT) done within the last 6 months. If you do not have updated imaging, we would schedule you with our Physician Assistant or our Nurse Practitioner.
A Physician Assistant is a medical professional that can diagnose and treat patients and can prescribe medication. Physician Assistants work under the supervision of a Doctor. Physician Assistants go through schooling that can range from 6- 7 years. A Physician Assistant program is similar to medical school as they can specialize in things like Surgery. Physician Assistants can also assist doctors in surgery.
A Nurse Practitioner is a medical professional that can diagnose and treat patients and can prescribe medication. Nurse Practitioners go to school for 6-8 years. A Nurse Practitioner works in collaboration with other medical professionals and they have a patient centered care approach.
Our main office is in Kailua. We can be found at Queen’s West the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month in the afternoon and the Kaloko Pain Center in Kailua-Kona the last Friday of every month. We are in Kauai at the Spine and Pain Center of Kauai the first Friday of every other month.
*Dr. Jaffe is only at our main office.