Accordingly and ran out earlly. I went to his office and asked his nurse why? She said"oh you only get 3 a day" I explained to her that I had been getting 4 a day. She went down the hall and began discussing my case with 3 other employees. They were so loud people in the lobby heard. I called my pharmacy and asked him to fax my record of my records asap and he did. I showed the nurse and she came back with a small piece of paper saying I was taking 3 a day. But my records said 4. So I asked her what to do? She said go ahead and fill your script from your reg. Back dr. And when it runs out call and we will call you in a refill for the correct amt. I asked her several times if it was ok because you are not suppose to fill any other med. With another dr. She said over and over, "oh its our fault and you won;t be dropped by our office. Well not long after I recieved a letter in the mail and they did drop me. I have been without a pain mngt, dr. Since and don't know what to do? Thanks for your time.
First make a file for your paperwork,and compose a detailed letter for the state medical board in your state and make several copies of this letter for anyone who might need one, don't mail it to them until you contact a legal expert and they give you the go ahead. If you can remember any of the patients names who were there that day and overheard this "discussion," write their names down, in case you will need back up verification. Make sure you know the date, approximate time and the name or a really good description of the woman/nurse who was talking so loudly others heard her. This may sound superfluous, but if you can get a bank safe deposit box, put a copy of all this info in there, so it will be safe and you will be able to re access it if you lose the original.
Find a legal expert and discuss this with them, it sounds like the nurse is at least guilty of breaking the HIPPA agreement (privacy act) by speaking loud enough so others could hear her and figure out what was going on, even though she didn't speak to them directly. Follow the legal experts advice on this, take copies of this event's timeline to a new pain management doctor. This doctor's office sounds like they might retaliate by forwarding records that might reflect badly on you, if you can obtain copies of your records soon, do so with a huge smile and a courteous manner, so they will not realize you may be planning to report them. Be quiet about it, except for the legal expert. If you have to actually file any legal action, if they get wind of it, you may have difficulties.Best of Luck, Patti
I have had the aweful pleasure of having to switch doctors. I recommend you do so asap. You can go to a new pain management doctor and explain what happened. Pain meds are generally not "called" into a pharmacy anyway. You have to pick the prescription up and hand deliver to the pharmacy, at least in my state.
You can always file a grievance against the doctor's office with the help of a good legal counselor. I would suggest you keep records of everything you have encountered. The pharmacist will be your back up as to what you were prescribed and the directions on the bottle.
First get yourself taken care of so you don't have to live with the pain. Then you can work on filing a grievance or suit. Did the letter explain why they dropped you? Try to take the time to write down everything that happened including names and dates.
Believe me Patti is right, it is not easy but you put on the smile walk in the office and you catch them unexpectedly, the very very least that they know about your plan of action the better your chances, it's wrong to have a nurse speak in the open and have the attention of other patients within itself is a violation! I have done extensive volunteer work in the Chemo/infusion therapy units at the hospital, just being in my doctors office and needing her attention she was quiet about the situation and made sure that I was in a room to where we could discuss the problem without others ears hearing.
Just hang in there not with this doctor but once in my life I had a situation to where I caught them off gaurd and you will be surprised what you can accomplish , another thing knowing that they put you in a spot and then discontinued your care is an upsetting experience to say the least, You can do this I have every confidence in you! you hang tough and just do as Patti says keep your paperwork together and the more details the better! Believe me this brings back memories to me remember you can do this, I believe in you! Caringsonbj keep duplicates, and note everything you can recall!
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