... take two a day. he said just call his office and get a refill from him when i run out so yesterday i called for refill and he denied me saying he wont refill it untill he sees me in 3 weeks. so he gave me a two week script wont refill it for 5 weeks. my husband was at the appointment with me and we fill that he lied to me... what do you think??? anyone?? should i get a new doctor. he wants to do laproscopic surgery but i dont feel comfortable letting a doctor i dont trust do that.
Did you speak to him or just his office staff or just had the pharmacy call for a refill? Sometimes the office staff will get the requests for refills and if his normal policy is that he usually gives a months supply they will automatically deny any requests for refill before your next visit. He (the Dr) may not even realize you have called if you did not speak directly to him. You might try calling and asking to speak directly to him, if they say no, then explain to the staff what the Dr said to you about the refills. Let them know that he gave you only a two week supply and told you to call if you ran out. If they continue to give you a hard time, tell them what you feel. Tell them you feel he has lied and you feel reluctant to have him do surgery because he was not honest with you. Be courteous, dont yell or curse, just state politely and matter of factly how you feel. See if you can get the Dr, himself, to call you back.
I could almost bet this may be through his office staff and he may not even realize this has happened. If he DOES realize it, and you have or do get to talk to him and he still refuses, you are within your rights to find another Dr and let him know you feel you were lied to and do not trust him to do surgery. Good Luck to you! I hope you are able to straighten this out!
Can you tell us about the contract? Many times a doctor does want to help you with pain, but peer review by other doctors, an HMO, insurance company, even a pharmacist causes the doctor to change his/her mind about getting something or getting a refill. I wouldn't let a doctor that I didn't trust surgically touch me. Below I talk about a vindictive doctor and I was never rude. I'm allergic to Ibuprofin and tylenol-so I go through this all of the time. They call me a dope addict, etc. I take one stomach med that has bad reactions with tylenol and that doesn't seem to count with the medical community-I was allergic to tylenol before I began taking the medicine that controls my bad stomach. If you get along with the doctor on most things-and the other care is good, I'd stay with that doctor-believe me I've had much worse. I made an appt. with a stomach specialist next door to the bad dr and near my house.
The referral was given by the bad doctor-after I pointed out that I was allowed to ask for a referral, but the bad doctor changed it to a GI clinic in another county. That was fixed by going to administration. I was supposed to get a colonoscopy here. Had paperwork, everything. At the last minute, a nurse called to confirm, and asked me why I wanted to be examined in another county-the bad doctor took the trouble to change the site, when the confirming paperwork was sent to her.All of this happened in 2011. Would you believe that an HMO supervisor called me and suggested that I get a new doctor? I have a new doctor- we have some problems-but we're getting them worked out. Why they call me a dope addict when I ask for 5 low dosage codeine pills-no refill-when I had a bad fall or attacked by big dogs-I don't know-They thought that my arm was broken in the fall-the ER gave me prescription for 200 mg of ibuprofin. A few days later, my new doc gave me some codiene-then I guess he had a peer review, Bcuz next appt I got dope addict lecture-I only took 6 of them to stop the pain that attacked my complete body, then I was like normal for me, some pain-but livable-came and went, and finally it went.
Try not to burn your bridges with doctors-you never know who's a friend of who- my new doctor is sort scared that I'm going to make trouble for him. So I don't complain about nothing-and he's starting to like me. good luck-you can ask me 2 B friend and we can talk more if you want--
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