... and no i wont give you any help"..and barely spent anytime..simply touching my lower back,and then refusing to see the MRIs on my back..any ideas anyone,im making my last oxy n hydro strech for the really bad pains.//apr 22nd.2013//3 p.m
Is this the only doc in the area that takes your insurance? You always have the choice to see a Dr and pay for it yourself. Yes, it can be expensive BUT many Drs will help you if you are going to be "cash pay" by reducing some fees to make it a little more affordable, especially if it was a Dr who you were seeing and prefer not to lose-some can make it to where it is not much more expensive than it was out of pocket with insurance. Ask your former doc if she would be willing to work with you so you can keep her. Another option is to enlist the help of your insurance company. Is this Dr is the only one in your area that takes your insurance? Be sure to notify your insurance company that he has poor bedside manner and is not helpful to you. Most insurances dont want to be involved with crappy Drs and a lot of times will look into this Drs outcomes and look at other patients satisfaction.
Insurance companies dont want to be involved in lawsuits either so let them know that this Drs wont give you a proper examination or even look at your MRI's and that he has stated he wont help you. You do need to see another Dr as this one is negligent and he is dismissing you. You need to find out if there is any other Dr in the area that you can see. Will they cover your old Dr as an "out of network" provider? Sometimes if you see a Dr who is not contracted with the insurance, they will cover it at a higher out of pocket cost for you (not if you have an HMO though) Honestly, there is probably not much you can do to change this Drs attitude-you will likely need to find another Dr. It is getting to a point where pain patients have to fight to be taken seriously and it is unfortunate but our society is allowing it to happen since many people feel that chronic pain is not an important chronic illness but just a matter that is "all in your head" and they tend to believe what the media tells them and that is that most people on pain medications are just a bunch of addicts and "whiners". Anyone who suffers chronic pain knows that is not true but studies are showing that the public is very misinformed about chronic pain and the government is pressuring Drs to stop prescribing opioids and the public, because of media misinformation, is backing it up and pain patients are suffering as a result. I truly hope you are able to find a Dr to help. If I were you, I would do all in my power to find someone who will or do all I could to keep my old Dr, even if I had to pay out of pocket.
Yes, one way or another, you need to find a different doctor. You could call your insurance company and tell them the problem and can they suggest another pain management doctor. And 75 miles away? Where do you live? In a very remote location? Otherwise it sounds strange that you had to travel so far. Any way of getting a different insurance company? Also does anyone know if this person could report the doctor to the AMA? The treatment sounds outrageous.
Hello. Not sure where you are from. You have received some good advice. Was wondering how long you have been working with this doctor it sounds new.
There was truth in what he said. Back problems and opiates means pain. Pain clinics are the answer as is switching from opiates. Doctors are used to being shopped for pain prescriptions. You came a distance and you were asking for opiates with MRI he did not order. It does make sense and I do know if I take opiates a few days in a row I am not overly pleasant and feel pretty snappish. This is not to say you were or that you were not. Simply a different point of view.
People expect painfree. It really seldom occurs. One has to adapt. You know all this and I am sorry you must go through it. A pain clinic is what will help. Hope you can find one by looking up resources. Just be aware that most doctors will not risk their license for a prescription. The doc does not know where and when your last prescription was done and how much you really use. It is very sad for you. Find out how you can safely begin to withdraw. In the long run you will be better for that. My thoughts are with you. Karen
I am sorry to hear that you had a Dr. that treated you like that. I was wondering if you spoke to your old pain Dr. & asked then for a referral? As usually pain Drs. know the other pain drs. & there philosophies & should be able to more help. Also as suggested above check into how much extra your "out of network"charge is to see your current pain dr. as it might be worth the money.
Also most Dr. Offices give you a fairly good cash discount to help you out. It is definitely very difficult to find pain,, mngmt drs. That really cares & will take the time to get to know the patient.
Unfortunately the drug abusers had made it so much harder for us patients that Really need thee pain medication.
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