Its a real hit and miss thing finding a good dr these days. I am asuming you are looking for a PCP drMost of say we have had to kiss a few toads to find our prince. As far as I know the only thing a person can do is get online and learn as much about the dr as possible. If you find one you may be interested in set up an appt for an interview type appt. Make a short list of questions that apply to you and your condition and ask the dr how he would handle you as a patient. You might try requesting to meet with one of his patients in his office, if some one would be willing to talk to you in the office. This meeting would be limited to you and the patient. Perhaps talk to your friends and family members about a new PCP. Maybe one of them has a dr you could check out.
It is never a good idea to go in to a drs office and tell them what medications you want. That sends a red flag up the pole like you wouldn't believe. Then of course they think you are nothing but a drug seeker. If this was a new dr you should have filled out new paperwork and it lists cuirrent meds. Alot of times a dr will ask what you have taken in the past. Just not a good idea at all to ask for the meds.
Two big issues we deal with in chronic pain is finding a good dr, then getting the good dr to write scripts for decent pain meds.
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV