I Congratulate YOU! From what you said I do believe the Doctor was calling out for help, and if he really knows you and trust you, I bet he knew you would do what you did, and that is why he chose to talk to you! He could not turn himself in, and I bet he knew he needed intervention, and he knew you were the one to do it! If he has been your Doctor for a while and he knows you, why else would he pick you to talk to and tell you everything? Your a stand up guy Modelmaker! You did the right thing! You might have even saved your Doctor, and you most definitely saved many of his patients!
I do believe that Dagger just might have a valid point though, I don't think I would mention this to your PCP or any of your other Doctors! most would probably feel the way we do, but you never know and some might not! Reading your post really tells me allot about the type of person you are, and I for one am really proud to be on this forum knowing that your a part of it!
I do hope you can find another Pain Doctor soon, and you don't have any lapse in your treatment and care!
Good Luck to You Modelmaker
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full 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