Thanks Sunny! That cleared up allot of questions! I think if I was you( and I know that I am of a different opinion than allot of the others. But I am not sure that I would even mention anything about
your possible new PM doctor! I mean you haven't seen him yet so you haven't broke any contract, and when you do see the new PM doctor, if you decide that you don't like him, then don't accept any medication or treatment from him, and contract wise with your other doctor your still OK! However if you do like the new PM doctor, and want to accept medication and treatment from him, and he accepts you as a new patient, then I would immediately contact your PM Doctor #1 and terminate his services! No breach of contract, but make sure that your new PM doc #2 knows about
your previous PM doctor #1 and his treatment of you! Heck PM Doc #2 might even contact PM #1 and tell him he is taking over your treatment, and terminate your treatment with PM #1 for you! This is not unheard of, and is no big deal. Just be
open and honest with PM doc #2 when you first see him. Until then I don't think I would say any thing to PM#1, as you haven't really any reason to, as you haven't broke any contract with him! Anyway that is the way I see it! Also I would ask PM#2 when you see him the 28th about
the pain medication given for your Dental surgery!
I am saying all this, in light of what you have said, and it seems that you definitely are not happy with your PM doc#1 and it looks like you want to change anyway. Heck something might happen and your appointment could get canceled or something, and if you have already talked to PM doc #1 he might not be happy about you wanting to change, and not want to treat you! Doctors are human and they can be petty if they want! That is why I would just wait to say anything to him till after I had seen PM doc #2.
You seem to be know what you want, I am sure you will figure out how to do it! Just remember even PM doctors work for YOU, you are their boss, YOU hire them and YOU can fire them! Quincy17 has it right, ""don't let they cow you...........!""
Good Luck to YOU!
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I retired from the USAF, in Sept, 1991. I went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, I worked on Oncology and Med Surg , I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002! Diagnosed with: DDD, herniated Disk at T12, L3/4; C3/4 Posterior Articular Joint fusion Nov 2010; C5/6 ACDF Sep 2009; C6/7 ACDF Mar 1985; Ulcerative colitis; Chronic Pain; Complex Sleep Apnea; and host of other things! I am White Beard with a White Beard!