Suboxone has saved me from a wicked drug called fentanyl. I am so happy to have found my doctor and gottten on this med. Ive been clean for a month now but my Question is this... For some reason he says insurance covers the prescription but not his office visits. He wants to see me once a month to stay on the suboxone and charges 200 per visit! for 200 a month I could move into a much nicer place! Im happy with the suboxone but is this normal? Id love to have a normal office visit with a copay and then copay for the script? he is oncall to me 24/7 but I dont need to use that. Does anyone else have this same issue? thanks for your help if you can!!
That is common frm what I have seen on this site. My son pays $100 per visit(1 a month) but has to pay #50 per month for his subs. It depends on where you live in the country it looks like. You are lucky to get your meds n insurance - that is what is expensive but I also heard it is going to be less in the near future. Have you consulted the insurance to see if they will pay any to you for the Dr. visit?
htwooh is right. You are very lucky that your insurance covers the meds. Have you looked around for a better price per office visit? You could also ask your doctor what his taper plan is. Some doctors are happy to keep their patients on subs for many many months, even years. It's a medication meant to get you off the opiates but is not meant for chronic pain control unlike methadone or to be on for an indefinite period of time. If you feel good now, ask your doc about starting to decrease by a very minimal amount and see how your system adjusts. Then stay on that dosage for 6 weeks, giving your receptor sites time to heal, and decrease again. The problem is doctors want to keep the high priced office visits coming in forever. It's also vital that counseling be included with the medication treatment. I don't know if you're in counseling or not, but most suboxone doctors require it as part of the treatment plan. It will help you understand addictions, what led you to abuse, and give you the "tools" to keep you from relapsing. Congratulations on getting off one of the hardest drugs to quit. Be strong and best wishes to you!
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