Rheumatoid arthritis

The patient is here for a followup visit for her lower back pain and joint pain. She is presently on prednisone and already taking Roxicodone up to four times a day and pain levels without medication 5-6/10 and with medications has become 4/10. She denies any memory impairment, oversedation, nausea, itching, or high with medications. She denies any bowel or bladder dysfunction.

DIAGNOSES:
Rheumatoid arthritis.
Lumbar disc herniation.
Lumbar radiculopathy.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
The patient will continue to follow with rheumatologist and neurologist. I have renewed her Roxicodone 15 mg one every six hours p.r.n. for pain. We will see the patient back in followup in 30 days.

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