My primary doctor insisted I see a pain management doctor because I was on fentanyl for chronic pain, tegretol for neuralgia and lorezepam for anxiety. I am now off the fentanyl and the only meds that the pain management doctor keeps prescribing is the norco and lorezepam which are meds that any doctor can prescribe. My question is can I just continue seeing my regular doctor as he is not as restrictive as my pain management doctor is. Is there a correct way of dropping him as I signed a pain contract with him.
Hi Innerspirit. I would talked to your primary doc first to make sure he will prescribe you your meds. If he/she says yes then I would just call the pain doctor and tell him/her your primary doctor will be taking over prescribing your pain medication. I signed a contract with my pain management doctor but my primary doctor prescribes my pain medication. I fired a pain doctor a long time ago and I just called him and told him I was going else where. Good luck and I hope it all works out for you.
Mojoman tells the truth-Make sure that your regular doctor will take care of you and prescribe what you need. Don't get into drama-keep it simple-I would say something like that you feel more comfortable with the regular doctor, because you've known him and his staff longer.
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