Jim, when you state that the PCD's tell you that thay are not accepting new patients, are they aware that you are on Medicade? I'm begining to wonder if this is why they will not accept you. My mother in/law just signed up with my PCD, and he said if she was a new Patient, and not related to a current patient he would not take her on, especially if she was on mdeicare. There has to be someone out there who will take you on as a new Patient in a city of that size. I live just south of you in Wichita KS, and you're right KCM is a big city.
I would encourage you to stay on the phone and not get discouraged just yet. It wll take you months to call all of them, although, I know you do not have that kind of time. This is just not right, and it has put you in a Pickel of sorts. We are desperatly trying to suggest help for you here, because we do care.
While I wouldn't want to go this route, I would try the ER, as I believe they will have to treat you, and especially with a medicade card in hand. It may be, that they will refer you to a PCD, and the first part of your problem will be solved for the time being. If the referred PCD does not want to take on the pain management, then they can referr you to a PM.
I really wish I had the answers for you, but Im pretty limited in my knowledge with this sort of problem.
Stray Dog has been here for quite a long time, and is a pretty straight shooter in her advice, so I would be inclind to follow her lead on this. At this point, I'm grasping at straws here, to help you.
Hopfully something will open up for you in the near future.
Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 10/7/2010 12:08:58 PM (GMT-6)