Thank you very much! I'm aware of the possible consequences that would result from listing any doctors names. In normal circumstances, people naturally brag about
and recommend their wonderful doctors. We as a community of pain sufferers need to protect what small percentage of the medical profession is willing to give us in quality care. There is much, too much stigmatized disrespect and damage we deal with from the general public, government, medical community and last but not least, addicts.
I did sign a contract. The reason why I am curious about
the lab work is due to the doctor needing to check any levels or how your body metabolizes your medications especially if you are on several narcotics. I am assuming here, but like you said, it depends on the doctor. I am sure also it depends on hospital regulations if part of one, or state laws, etc.
No worries, I am not alarmed, just had expectations of how my first visit would go.
Again, thank you for your support and the importance of your reminder not only to me, but everyone in the forum that reads our posts here to not list doctor names.
Well, since this is my first post here, I guess it's my intro! Hi everybody, I look forward to being a part of this community! Have a good evening. Aelita
P.S. I still would like to hear from fellow patients at Jefferson Hospital Pain Center in Philadelphia.
Post Edited (StarDragon12) : 5/17/2012 5:37:10 PM (GMT-6)