Lakeland Regional Medical Center

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Patient Information

Patient Care Guides

Valuable patient information can be found in our Patient Care Guides. This section provides downloadable documents in topics such as: Chemotherapy, Healthy Eating, Pain Management, and much more.

Educational Website for Surgical Patients.

When to Call Us

Call During Regular Office Hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday).

  • If you have questions about your medication, treatment or side effects.
  • If you’re having nutrition problems.
  • If you need a prescription refilled
    • Please call by 3 p.m. and have your pharmacy’s phone number.
    • For narcotics such as Percocet, MS Contin or Oxycontin, plan to either come into the office for a written prescription or allow 5 days for the written prescription to be mailed. By law, your pharmacy must have a written prescription. No narcotic prescriptions can be written on weekends.
  • If you notice new numbness or tingling of fingers or toes.
  • Call us for any problem that is important to you. There is no need to be miserable. If a certain medication is not working, call and let us know. Chances are we can prescribe or suggest something to make you more comfortable.

Emergencies & Phone Calls

863-603-6565 or toll-free 866-823-4405
When should you call? Any time you feel you need to!

Call anytime – day or night – if

Chemotherapy and/or Radiation Therapy Patients Post Surgical Patients
Fever 100.5 F. degrees or greater Fever 101 F. degrees or greater
Uncontrollable nausea or diarrhea Uncontrollable nausea or diarrhea
Pain medication is not working Pain medication is not working
Chest pains or shortness of breath Blood in the urine
Severe shaking or chills Black, tarry bowel movement
Blood in the urine Constipation with intense abdominal cramping
Black, tarry bowel movement Increased bruising or pinpoint red or purple spots anywhere on the body
Severe diarrhea  
Constipation with intense abdominal cramping  
Changes in your vision or hearing  
Increased bruising or pinpoint red or purple spots anywhere on the body  

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