Sorry to hear about
So when you asked her yesterday at the appt. what are you supposed to do about
ion...what did she say? I can't imagine leaving that appt. without answers...but it sounds like maybe you were caught off guard and just didn't say anything...
As others have mentioned, I would check if there are other Drs. in the practice...I can't imagine you were the only patient on an opiate so she must have some sort of plan for everyone. Especially if your Dr. retired and didn't leave suddenly...you would think she would have taken time to make sure the transition would run smoothly.
Is this a Primary care Dr.? Maybe they can refer you to a Pain Mgmt. Dr. to see if/until this other Dr. gets her DEA license.
The only thing in the interim is to go to an Urgent Care Clinic (not ER). Have this new Dr. ok this beforehand....so that she can contact the Dr. you see there and let them know of the situation. She can explain that you have been on these for 9 years....and looking at your chart you have had no issues. And if they can prescribe this for you until you get an appt. with another DR.
Keep us posted...
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