It sounds like it will end up being a good switch to this new PM..
Now that you explained more though, I can see why your PM wanted to meet with you face to face before prescribing the Dilaudid for the first time (from him) since you said it was your back Dr. that prescribed a week's worth to you last week.
So I just wanted to share that the DEA and state regulations are pretty strict and usually require a face to face visit when changing or adding any type of Schedule 2 narcotic.
I'm curious though on why your back Dr. won't prescribe more to you if/when you need since he is the one who got you started on these if this new PM doesn't prescribe anything for the first visit.
And as others mentioned, whatever you do, do not fill any new prescript
ions from the new PM until you are contractually done with the old one but I think you all have that set up to do which is good.
The only glitch that can happen is to make sure this new PM understands why you broke your contract with the old PM and got an opiate from the back Dr. So I would bring documentation that this was perfectly ok with your old PM and you had permission to do this.
This will show them that you always follow things by the books.
So, I just wanted to share that after you explained more, it makes sense that your PM didn't give you a prescript
ion for Dilaudid without meeting with you as that is a change in your treatment plan with him.
But I understand with all the other issues you have with him that you want to make a change and I hope this new PM and you are a great match!
Keep us posted.
Post Edited (Snowbunny21) : 8/10/2012 8:15:18 AM (GMT-6)