My doctor has a ton of procedural crap at each appointment, but I wouldn't trade him for any other. He's is one of the bathroom guarding, shoe stealing, toilet pilling, water cutting types and they just started those thermometer on the specimen cups a few months ago. As far as the discrimination/rights violation aspect goes, my doctor steals everybody's shoes.
I've always been curious about
the shoe thing, because I wouldn't dream of trying to hide a clean urine sample there
. I mean, I don't spend a lot of time thinking up places to hide my clean urine samples, because my bladder seems to be the most convenient place
but if I were that type, I'd be too worried about
my weight causing the sample to explode or something and I'd end up walking in urine sloshed shoes!
I was pulled for a random screen at my last appointment (a month ago) so at my appointment yesterday, I asked my doctor what's up with the shoe thing. He said that several years ago, he had suspicions that several patients where using stored urine samples and that they were all coming from the same original sample. He scheduled them all for appointments on the same day and turned on the security camera in the bathroom to record their activity. (It's in the pain contract that he can do that at any time, for any reason, without notice or consent beyond the contract.) When he reviewed the film, he found that all 3 women had hollowed out the insides of the big square high heels on their shoes and stored the urine baggies inside. When it was time for their urine sample, they popped the bottom off the heel, pulled the baggie out, emptied it into the specimen cup, stuffed the baggies back into their shoes, and replaced the bottom. Later on, they were also able to prove that the urine was from the same original sample and located several other patients that were in this "ring" obtaining drugs from him for other purposes.
He also told me he's had several occasions when people have smuggled in urine samples that were from their pets! Bein' that I have a cat that requires frequent UA's, I truly believe it's easier to just stay clean than to try to bribe a sample out of a cat.. LOLOL!
It ticks me off that I have to go through so much crap at each appointment, but I can totally understand why he does it all, considering this is the sort of thing he's faced with day after day. Even with all that we go through, I've never been to an appointment where someone wasn't being booted out the door, usually with a police escort, and always for very serious offenses like forging prescript
ions, having their PMP report come back with unauthorized narcotics, etc.