Hello all. Its been a while since I posted so I hope all of you are OK and living as well as can be expected. I have a question for you all. I have been in pain management now for about
3 years. I have low back pain. I lived in Georgia last year and first begun pain management there. The doctor I had was amazing. He did procedures and prescribed my meds. He also listened to me and was all around a great doctor. I had to move with my job to Florida (Orlando). After alot of research online I found a PM doctor to go to. I have been seeing this new doctor for about
7 months now. I am not happy with him. First of all I never see him. I always see the PA. I had an epidural a few weeks back where I saw him. He kept me on the same meds but decreased the short acting ones. I am on oxycontin 40 mgs 3x day with oxcodone 15mg with a max of 2 per day. I tell him that the I am needing to take the short acting ones more. I am not craving them I just have noticed that my body requires more. He says avoids the conversation and gives me an excuse and leaves. I have always been a good patient. I have never run out of meds, never call for refills and always follow the prescript
ion instructions. I am just a bit mad because he will not listen to me. Also the procedure I had done was pretty painful, almost like he did not know what he was doing. The nurses in the office are not very bright either. The doctor and his staff in Georgia were very knowledgeable and listened to me. Also my PM doc in Georgia listened to me about
my meds and altered the dosage as needed. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? What should I do? If I do look for another PM doc how do I go about
it? Also , does anyone know of a good PM doc in the Orlando area? I would appreciate any feedback. I am not looking for a doc to just give me drugs...... I want one that will not be afraid to discuss my treatment plan with me and if that means talking about
what is and is not working for me when it comes to my meds then so be it. This doc just seems scared to really talk to me about
me. The PM doc in FL and his staff are nice they just dont seem to get it. What should I do????????