Post Edited (elema44) : 3/4/2009 6:30:54 PM (GMT-7)
Yes it is considered doctor shopping and I am pretty sure that both of your doctors are now aware that you tried to fill that 2nd script. While you are in the immediate post op period, you are under the care of your surgeon until he releases you to either Pain management/ your private physician for pain meds or he tells you that you have recovered and no longer need pain meds. Until then, you are only supposed to get prescriptions from one doctor.....no matter what.
Or , depending on your doctor, he may tell you that if you have emergency situations and are given a script that you need to contact them immediately upon the office's opening the following day......
Anyway, I would guess that you are now flagged in the pharmacies and also at your doctor's offices.
Post Edited (elema44) : 3/4/2009 8:46:01 PM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (elema44) : 3/5/2009 5:26:38 PM (GMT-7)
Kitty, I am sitting here tonight after having to go into work and now I can't sleep. I read your post. You started out saying you would probably regret writing the post. I am not sure why. If it was due the type of injuries, I was actually laughing slightly so I would not wake anyone up. I was not laughing at you but at myself. I think we could all tell stories of things we did that look rather silly later. You really have to watch those M&M bags. Again, please don't think I am making fun of you in any way. At the residential school where I work, I employ 2 students as cooks every quarter. I think almost every one of my cooks has headed to the ER due to cutting themselves. When I have to fill out the reports, I am always amused at how they did it. I have even bought them cut resistant gloves. Because the state I am in does not allow people to enroll in public insurance (for at least the last 3 years) and these students are not considered as regular employees, work comp does not come into play. I am on a first name basis with the billing department at the hospital and so far I have been able to get all the charges written off by the hospital. I have had to have 2 students in for surgey for other things and so far all those have been written off as well. I have to monitor my students who get injured to make sure that every prescription is valid and that no doctor shopping or pharmacy switching takes place. I also have discovered that it does not take much at times to raise a red flag these days. Because there are so many today that do the unethical and even illegal actions in regard to meds, those who are innocent often are tagged or suspected. Thank you for sharing.