I agree with you, PieceofCRPS about the drug reps!! Way to go on that one!!! LOL! I wish they would make appointments, but on the other hand, looking at what their jobs are, they go from office to office, and I think it's hard for them to keep a specific schedule, but they should try!!
I have to wait ages for my doc, and he gives those folding chairs!! What fun those are! When I get up from them, whoa pain! But, I'm not telling anyone strange here, am I?! LOL!
As for the scammers, I haven't come across too many, but GOOD FOR YOU TOM!! Get that scum off the streets!! They are the ones that make it hard on us!!
I'm getting heck from a benefit that I deserve too, all because of people like that!! I appreciate you getting that man off the streets! Though it isn't going to stop people like that! I think my doc screens people like that, he makes you come in for an appointment each time, you update him on what's going on and what you're doing, then he writes the script and you're out! If there are people getting injections, it might take longer. He tried to make it so that the people with injections come in the day time, and the people for meds, at night, so it's faster for the people coming in for meds! My doc is very weird though, he won't prescribe Percs to someone paying cash either, I don't know if he just doesn't believe the person yet, or if he just doesn't want to be looked at for prescribing drugs like that when their paying cash, maybe Tom, you might be able to answer that better?! I'm curious what a police officer would think in that case, it might shed light on why he won't!
Good luck to all, sorry for the little rant there!! LOL!
Way to go Tom. I am with you on this one. My appts are nearly an all day thing, because its a 60 mile roundtrip for me. I do always get there a little early mainly so I can rest some. Riding in the car is still one thing that bothers me, I become very stiff when I sit.
My drs that I see do not deal with the drug reps at all. They have the office manager meet with all the reps, which I think is great. Most of them only will see a drug rep on a certain day and at a certain time, so yes, many of these reps are on a schedule. Yes, I have seen the reps come & go with their goodies or even a lunch. If my dr has time he may grab a bite in between patients.
I have sat in my pain drs office many times and I do enjoy people watching. I tell you, there are some that come thru there that I really wonder about. It just goes with the territory I guess, but it sure can get under my skin. Especially the ones that their eyes are like pin points, those always get kicked out by the dr. The nurses always pick up on it real quick and they always alarm the dr about it too. He is a very good dr but he knows too when someone is trying to get a free ride. Hugs to all, Susie
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