Posted 9/10/2007 3:07 AM (GMT -6)
I suffer from chronic pain. After a recent appointment where I had to meet with another doctor at the practice because mine was on vacation, I was labeled as a drug seeker because I was asking for a new script. My prior script had been transferred across state lines, 3000 miles away, across the country and was inaccessible. SO I had a valid script, with refillls, in an unreachable state. My only option was to get a new script.
I got to the doc's and this was the first time I met with this doctor, but I've been a patient of the center for all my life, 30 years. I explained that the script had been transfered out of state because I traveled and now it can't be refilled. She knew my doc was on vacation and that is why I was seeing her. She checked my story out with the pharmacy and it checked out. She wanted to cancel my transfered script, but I said no because I was planing on moving there and may ned a refil if I can't fid a doctor in time out there.
The doctor storms out of the consult without a word and labels me a drug seeker and puts it in big letters on the front of my chart.
5 months later, after this had blown over and it ad been some what cleared up, I was informed by the secratary on the phone (while making my monthly appointment) that I had been discharged from the practice. From my understanding it is illegal for them to do this without sending a certified letter and giving you prior notice.
This led to months of HELL for me. Now the practice is saying that it was a simple "mistake" and they would be glad to take me back. Is it because they are in hot water with not following procedure?