... Pre-signed by the doc? I haven't seen the doc in 4 yrs. No exams, no mri's, no med changes. When nurse called doc in because I still had pain, he couldn't remember why I was on the specific med, nor what all was wrong-i've been going there for about a decade 1/month. I asked to see the doc - "he's too busy" said the receptionist. I asked the doc and he said "i'm very busy". So now he changed my meds, down 80 mgs/day-all because he couldn't remember. He just threw up his hands and walked out of the room and asked the nurse (2 years graduated) - been at clinic for about 3 months - "to handle it". He never said he was taking me down; acted like he couldn't believe he would have done that, ya ya ya. So now, am suffering. Doesn't he bear some responsibility towards the patient? What can I do? I hope I can find another doc before next month because I cannot go without this 12 hour medication i've been on-unchanged-for 4 yrs and i'd prefer not to darken his doorstep again!
First of all you find yourself another Doctor asap to deal with you pain.
Then you must report this other irresponsible "Doctor" who must be held accountable for his actions, his unprofessionalism and the way he handled the situation. What he/she did is not acceptable.
Report him/her to the MEDICAL ASSOCIATION explaining exactly what happened.
It is not the nurses fault she´s been there for only 3 months she isunexperienced at that clinic ... he is the one responsible for his/ her patients... not the nurse ... this upsets me.
No he needs to loose his license and brought before his peers and if she is stupid enough to comitt fraud and overstep her bounds she needs to looe her license a nuese can not sign a sript unless he/she is a nurse practioner. I know it is a pain to go throught the red tape and he and she will continue to do their thing but do yourself a favor and find a new real doctor who is not too busy to take responsibility for his patients good luck
Been reading the comments from all the others. Here in Minnesota, U.S.A. NP are allowed to write Schedule 2 prescriptions. I am not sure but I think they must sub-specialize in pain management. My NP does have a DEA # and has written my prescriptions every month for almost 10 years. I must see my Pain Specialist once a yr per my contract. However I do know that they have weekly meetings to discuss all pts. seen that week as a team. The Dr. does bring up questions that must be answered to the nurse at the pt's next appt. We also must submit to radom drug testing. As I said I only know about MN. and what goes on at my clinic. If necessary my Dr. will see me before my yearly appointment & if I am hospitalized. Hope that answers questions about the U.S.A. I see her monthly and recieve my meds for a month at a time.
Regardless of whether or not the doctor gave the nurse authorization to sign off on meds is beside the point. It's the doc who is the problem. The best and fastest way to get results on a complaint is this... First find out what Physicians Group he belongs to. All docs are in a Group to lower their malpractice insurance premiums. I would call this doc, ask for the name of the Physicians Group he is a member of. Then call the Group to find out, their address and the name of the director. He/she will be a doc too. Say thank you, I just needed to add this info on some papers for insurance purposes. Oh, what is the fax number there so I can send you a copy of the paper work? They will feel less threatened. Then (without anger) call the group later and ask to set up an appointment with the director. The receptionist will ask you many questions to head off any complaint they feel may be coming down the pike. Be as elusive as possible.
Just say,"I need to consult with the director about an incident. Not a big deal but would appreciate his opinion on this." Meanwhile, write a letter detailing EVERYTHING that's been happening, names, dates, times, comments made, etc. Bring this letter with you. At the bottom of the letter put:
CC: American Medical Association
Thomas Goldman, ltd
If they refuse to allow you access to the director or set up this meeting, then fax the letter you have written. Also add, "If this issue is not addressed within the next 10 days, I will forward this letter to the state licensing board" Be sure to include comments made by your other doctor disagreeing with this doctor. You will be surprised on how fast this will be addressed!
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