- 31 Jul 2010 by BunnyCats
My doctor didn't want to treat my cronic pain (spinal stenosis, 3 blown disks) anymore so I've had to find a new doctor. I've been going to this place for three months and get four 15mg Oxy's a day for pain.
My problem is the urine testing. The nurse comes into the bathroom with me and stands right there watching, it's horrible and demeaning!
I've never been in trouble with law, doctors, nothing. Am 42 and all urine tests (3 of them!!! ) I've passed no problems.
I'm going back on Aug. 6 and know I'm going to have another urine test and I don't want a nurse in there with me anymore. I'm a big girl and have proved I'm honest, No? Can I ask to do this alone?
PLEASE ADVISE. thanks
Added 7 Aug 2010:
I had my doctors appointment for my oxy refill yesterday. I asked him if I could please pee alone and he said okay for this time because they can test to make sure it's my urine.
He told me this was a special favor because they will be in the bathroom, standing two feet away watching me every time in the future. Like I said this is my third appointment and third urine test!
I've called around yesterday for other doctors and they are booked. One gave me an appointment in 1 1/2 months. :::sigh::: I've never done anything wrong in my life, my only outlet is smoking cigarettes which I'm trying to quit with Chantix right now.
I'm so sad, I'm totally innocent and this makes me feel like I'm in jail or something and is causing depression because it's all I can think about.
Thanks for listening, I hope everyone who wanted to hear back gets to read this. Have a great weekend.
Added 9 Aug 2010:
I had forgotten to ad this, and I swear it's not a lie.
The receptionist had been the one to come into the bathroom with me the Saturday I went there to do the first urine test! She was working the appointment desk at my last appointment. So they aren't even using medical personel to watch me pee!!!
31 Jul 2010
If you signed a contract with this doctor regarding pain meds, ask to review it. If it says a nurse can be present to collect the urine, you have no choice. If it is not mentioned in the contract, simply request a little privacy. She can stand outside the door. I have always been allowed to even lock the door when giving a urine sample. If you didn't sign a contract, you could request she not be present. But you may risk losing your doc and having your contract terminated. Did you sign a contract? Does it mention anywhere in it about collecting urine samples?
31 Jul 2010
ive been to alot of pain clinics in the past 10 years an NEVER has a nurse came in with me to take a urine test ive had some stand by the door an i wasnt allowed to bring my purse in with me i didnt like this att all either just because its a nurse doesnt mean she wont dig in my purse.some pain clinics act your a criminal just because your coming to get medication that makes life more bearable to you.after all no one really knows what kind of pain your in but yourself... linda
31 Jul 2010
Ugh this just infiriates me i have never been treated like a criminal seeing a doctor they never even stood by the door at any of my doc appt. A doctor my husband sees he kept asking if they needed a urine sample and each time they say no. Then one day the nurse straight up told him they trust their patients and would not UA ever. However i do agree with christine if its in your contract you have to follow their rules sorry. I just cant believe they would make treating you like a criminal one of their rules they should be shut down for disgracing people like that. Not to mention you have had 3 clean UAs and they still wont leave you alone i would fight this. Do be calm cool and collective and respectfully request for a copy for your contract. If its not written in there kindly decline the assistance in the restroom. If they get a bad attitude about it dont tell them your going to find another PM cause trust me all doctors and companys(PM) they all know each other.
If the doctor has sour grapes about you leaving he could write drug seeker into you files just to get back at you trust me ive seen it happen. Go through the routine as usual with them but as soon as they are done find yourself a new treating doctor a.s.a.p. Good luck to you i hope all turns out well michelle.
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