There is a form I posted that you can have your doctor fill out ahead of time with current meds, and how they want you to be treated (what medications, dosages etc) when/if you go to the emergency room...
It is a wonderful idea to have this "gameplan" in place so you are prepared and have less likelihood that the docs are going to give you lip!!! lol
I just got a summary bill for my last several ER visits for migraine attacks. The doctors all spent the same amount of time checking me out (three or four minutes). Then they would mumble that the nurse would be back with something for my pain. I would always explain my standard pain shot, but they would give me whatever they decided I should have for my migraine. The truely maddening thing other than lack of control over medication, is that the doctors are charging two different rates for my treatment (doctor's bill only). Some charge twice as much as others. I guess I'm going to have to ask what trauma level visit I am being charged for and why. So, not only do I have to fight for the correct medication, I have to be auditor and accountant to make sure I am being charged correctly. What fun when I'm in the throws of a migraine attack. This is especially essential since my only source of income is Disability, and my Medicare isn't in effect yet. OK, enough whining for me today. Anybody else have this problem?