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Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 2/14/2009 3:37:24 AM (GMT-7)
I had an interesting talk with my dr yesterday about drs not being knowledgable in pain medications. Somehow we need for these pain mgt drs to have their ducks in line if they are going to treat people. Too many are sitting half on the fence in prescribing pain medication. By that she is talking about the ones that will only prescribe certain meds and never go beyond that realm because they don't want the DEA snooping around. The patient seeing this kind of a dr is the one paying the price and their pain is not being handled properly. She was last visited 4 yrs ago and she says the DEA is not what most people think. She said they can be very helpful to a dr in their practice with tons of tips on how to make their practice run smoothly. She went on to say that if a dr is that fearful of the DEA coming in, then that dr is doing something wrong and knows it. She says the DEA is a piece of cake compared to being chastised by the medical board because they are ruthless.
I really don't see our PCP running out to get more training, I am not sure what to think of this. Susie
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