First I wanted to say I totally agree - find a new doctor, and pain management clinic. A doctor doesn't lose his license overnight. I takes several hearings and such. (I know this because a doctor I was seeing was fighting to keep his). As far as lowing your pain meds and then charing you more for visits, to me thats just stupid. I know I went to a pain clinic once that even with my insurance was about
200 dollars for my initial exam.
I did want to add one thing to the comment about
the people in the office twisting and turning and crossing their legs .... I'm not sure how you meant that... but I admit readily that I do bend and reseat myself all the time at the doctors office. I've also found that if I can turn a certain way and cross my legs I might lose feeling in my leg, but it lessens the back pain. I by no means "jump out of my seat" half the time it's painful just to peel myself out of it a little bit... just don't hold twisting and moving against people... I can't sit in the same spot or way for very long without my back getting more agitated. (Heck I can't sit still for a few minutes without pain).
Back to the topic - find a new doctor. If you still have a primary care doctor I would call their office, and ask if they can refer you to a new pain doctor. They may call and ask why, and just explain things to them.
My other comment was if you are on methadone - that could be the reason only two doctors can write the script
. I think suboxone can only be rx'd by doctors trained and specifically licensed to write the script
. Methadone might be the same way. If so, when your calling around for a new doc - you should probably ask for one who can prescribe methadone.
With whatever you decide good luck!
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