happenning. my last appt. i had with him, he had me do a urine test. i thought, ok, no big deal, i take my meds as prescribed. well, to my suprise, the psy.assistant told me that i fail the test. she said that there was darvocet in my urine sample. Well, the problem is, is that i have NEVER taken darvocet. like i said, i take my meds as prescribed. should the Dr. re-did the urine test before just kickin me out the door and saying he cannot treat me anymore because i "broke the contract" i had with the pain clinic. now let me reiterate... I HAVE NEVER TAKEN DARVOCET! some people have told me that he should have done a 2nd test if the 1st one came out "NOT RIGHT"? O, not only that, i had an appt wit the psy.assistant and asked to see my urine test and she said the dr. didnt sign off on it so she couldnt show me... but my records were laying right on her lap!!! does any of this seem suspicious to any of you out there AND do you think maybe its time to consult a lawyer? i need to take my meds, otherwise, i cant even get out of bed at times and the pain wakes me all thru the night and my mood is just down right mean sometimes because i hurt so bad. please, ANYONE, let me know what you think :-(
You need to go back down to that office and ask for your medical records yes smells very fishy to me and you might want to look in on a lawyer. The sad thing about this is the doctors dont play fair and they play by their own rules. You have a right to request your medical records and this should be your first step before leaving that clinic alone because something is up. If you decide to pay out of pocket and see another doctor do not let them know that those assholes treated you. You never know what they have written in your notes so you need to aquire them asap and find out for yourself what they said about you and the medications they were prescribing you. Also go to the pharmacy or pharmacys that you filled at and request records on medication given to you it should have also what you filled and by what doctor it was prescribed. I wish you the best of luck michelle.
i don't know what kind of pain clinic this is or where you live, but if it is a clinic w/a number of Dr.'s there is certainly someone in a supervisory position that you should be able to go to. If the Dr. cut you off of medication that would put you into withdrawls, then there had to have been some sort of warning prior to this I would think for that to happen in that way. If not, make yourself some notes of everything that occured prior to this incident, what you told your Dr. regarding how you would continue to pay after ins. ran out and everything that was discussed after your ua, then call and find out who the supervisor is and get in there and see he/she. Tell them you want your files there at the time you meet with her and you want to see them.
Unfortunately, unless there is money up front, most atty's are not prone to lawsuits involving pain clinics, as they have preconceived notions regarding the people going there, but possibly the threat of a lawsuit would be enough to get you back in, if that is what you want. I don't know what you were taking but if it was methadone, the chemical makeup between methadone and darvocet is so very close that many people try darvocet to get off of methadone, i mean there is only one chemical i believe that is different between the two drugs and i have never heard of a urine test that showed Darvocet in particular, has anyone else? Is that something they constantly tested you for due to a problem with it prior to entering this clinic? As Mrs.Page said, "sounds very fishy" and i would start at the clinic itself to see if you can get any help from someone there, although I am sure you do not have good feelings about going back. If they cut you off for no good reason then they need to explain themselves and you need to have your med records and see what they say. I feel very badly for you, as this sort of thing should not happen to anyone and if you are being honest, as I believe you are, then this is a question of money and unfortunately, many of these clinics are about nothing else. But don't let them get away with this, as bad as you may feel, contact them right away and see who you can speak with regarding the way you were treated. Of course you should have had a second test! Good luck. Dede
Hi, I don't know if i am too late with this but i would try to seek some legal advice before going in all guns blazing. I have recently been involved in a legal case and i was treated with much more respect having a calm disposition and having facts under my belt.
Although you have every reason to go mad at these idiots, count to 10 first and try to stay calm, you don't want them to have any reason to say that you are unstable and irrational and to cast further doubt over your possibility to use other drugs. In UK we have a Citizens Advice Bureau who give you free confidential advise on your situation, do you have anything like that?
Are you working at the moment? If not you should be entitled to legal aid to get help from a solicitor for free. This is what i did.
Contradicting my point slightly though, i do agree that you should get your medical records asap as they are legally your property, and also a second urine test should have been offered to you or at least given at your request, and you shouldn't have to pay for that! I hope everything works out and am so sorry to hear how badly you have been discriminated against! : (
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