19 Jul 2010
My son wanted to go on suboxone so he googled it and a map came up of the Suboxone Dr.s in our area - he picked the one closest to us and went. We are in California and this Dr. is $50 and he usually goes once a month but has missed some appt.s due to work and they just give him a script for the month and he can get them a day a time, a week at a time or for the whole month. They are about $400 a month here and he pays for them so working is his main source of entertainment (!) can do it. He has had very good luck with the medication and recently weened down a little.I guess he is lucky after reading all these answersaboug how difficult it is around the country. Google suboxone in and see what happens in your area. I would call around and get a different source. Good Luck
18 Jul 2010
What a**h***s im sorry yall have been treated that way especially them telling you to suffer. That kind of s**t would have just pissed me off so much to the point where i would have found a doctor that day get a script fill it then jingle the pills in front of there ugly faces. How dare they treat you and your husband like dogs they should have their medical license taken from them. What i dont understand is why doctors get into the medical field when its not suppose to be just about the money but to be caring and compationate to their patients as well. Sounds to me like he just got into it for the money its so so sad freaking pricks! Good luck to the two of you i hope it only gets better from here for you both sincerley michelle.
20 Jul 2010
Hi, I just wanted to add, that is is quite possible the reason your husband got sick the second day is because he had opiates in his system. Taking suboxene w/out being off of all opiates for at the very least, 24hr. can make you deathly ill, i mean, worst of w/d's, so that's a possibility. Chris, you are just like me, I knew i loved you for a reason, ha ha, I would be doing exactly what you said you'ld be doing. We must remember tho, this poor couple is probably going through some real hell right now physically, so they may have to wait until the worst is over before contacting an atty.
Please listen to Chris, if your story is completely accurate (and I am not doubting it is) then you have every right to bring a lawsuit against the clinic and Dr.'s running it and you might try to find out if some other people have attended there and had problems also, hell, get a class action suit going! Some of these places treat people as if they are junkies off the street when they are simply trying to do their best to stay pain free and be able to survive in this tough world, and those are the people, as you said Chris, i think, that do NOT belong in the field. Find a suboxene Dr., you are already off the opiates for length of time necessary unless you found something to help you, which i would certainly understand, but if not, a sub Dr. will explain things to you and how to take the meds and that is your best bet. My best of wishes to you both and don't let them pull that "cut off" stuff on you, a friend of mine was cut off cold turkey from a Dr. that had him on oxycontin for a couple of years, he had a stroke and now has a huge lawsuit that's gone on a long time, but will pay off in the end. Dr.'s don't like losing their malpractice insurance, and can't afford to pay add'l when they screw up, it's expensive enough anyway, so if more people sued for stuff like this, less of it would happen.Keep us informed. Dede
18 Jul 2010
Doctors need to be certified to prescribe SUBOXONE. Doctors who are already specialists in addiction medicine or who complete specific training can become certified to treat opioid dependence with SUBOXONE in their offices. Ask your doctor if he or she is certified. If not, your doctor may elect to become certified so that he or she can treat you, or opt to refer you to a colleague who is certified.
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20 Jul 2010
mommelody, I usually have way more than my two cents to add, but in this case I think you have gotten almost every good answer from all the great people here on this site. There are far too many M&M's in this country (medical misfits),my own daughter calls them Dr. Pockets, they have nothing better to do then stand around "trying to look professional" when in fact they are just violating their oath. You are in good hands here already, I hope these doctors are not afraid of Karma! Fall Queen
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