Long, Ronald M MD
1208 Parkway Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534
Long, Ronald M MD has not yet specified accepted insurance plans.
Additional Specialties: Pain Management, Anesthesiology
1208 Parkway Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534
The business is called Goldsboro Pain Medicine and AKA Eastern Regional Pain Center. The only reason I give this office 4 stars is because of PA Chris Farmer, who does the pain clinic side of the business. The whole place is clean. The wait is fairly brief. You get weighed for some reason, then blood pressure. He spends a good amount of time with you and asks you how you are doing and if the medicine is working, need for refills. He is pleasant, seems caring and knowledgeable. Dr Long seems rather high strung. He asks you questions but doesn't appear to listen. I feel like I'm being herded in and out as fast as possible. He gives the spinal injections and maybe other areas, which I find very painful, and most often not of much help. I told him on initial interview that I had fibromyalgia. I perceive pain worse than most people. He finally said, after one extremely painful session, "I think you should see a rheumatologist, I think you have fibromialgia." I told him I already had that diagnosis. Everyone agreed further injections would not be in my best interest, so I don't see him anymore. If he were a little less hurried the injections may be less painful and work better. Can't say for sure. The front office staff are pleasant to some people and matter-o-fact to others. When I am in pain I would like to see a pleasant smile greet me. Since I require narcotics, I'm required to get a urine drug screen every 3 months. Maybe in the future it may decrease. They cost retail almost $900 from Lab Corp. I'm thankful I have insurance but I still have to pay my Co-Pay. It ads up on a small budget. If all the staff were more friendly and pleasant I would give 5 stars. They are closed on Fridays and if you need a prescription you must ask two days prior to pickup (why?), That means on Mondays and Tuesdays only, or Wednesday and Thursday for Monday, unless it's a holiday. Go figure. They try accommodate special needs but will chastise you.