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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/31/2008 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
confused My Doctor of the last 3 years is moving. He was special to this area because he dealt only in Chronic pain and fibro, nothing else. He has a thriving practice and was actually very nice. In the matter of 2 months his new book keeper skimmed off 40,000 from his practice! He did it so cleverly that it would cost my dr. more to prosecute than what the thief took. So he found a job in another state and is leaving all of us. It took me 2 years to find him and there are no other drs dealing only in pain and fibro in this area. I am hesitant to go to a Rheumatologist because my 5 years ago my dygonosis was made by one. My spelling is terrible! Anyway after he told me what I had I asked him now what? He actually said "What do you want me to do about it? There is no cure" The amazing thing is his name is still on the new referral list! I know not all Drs are the same but to think of going through all this all over again is tough. I also called the person in charge of the support group in my area and you have to be interviewed if you can join the group or not. Have you ever heard of that? Alice

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   Posted 12/31/2008 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
The only reason I can think of to be interviewed to join a support group would be to keep those trying to sell miracle cures out. We are constantly watching on here for them.
That is heartbreaking when you have a great doc and they leave you. Could his office make a recommendation???
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   Posted 12/31/2008 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I dont know why he just didnt get a new book keeper? seems he would be packing up for more reasons then that.
I wanted to also say I am so sorry that this is happening to you.  I thought I would lose my mind when all of the sudden the doctor that was giving me pain meds said she was running a specialty clinic and didnt have time to deal with me anymore and that was after I had went to see her in pain from my bladder and she said I cant fix you but I sure wont leave you in pain.  Turned out as time went by that I relyed more on the meds for other pain then bladder pain but when I tried to find a doctor that would do pain management everyone told me no because all the pain clinics here went to private insurance and I had Medicaid!! The one pain clinic I found that said yes had me transfer all my records and I waited for the appointment and all the sudden 2 days before it they called and said "we dont take medicaid" hellooooo they knew the whole time I was on medicaid.  I finally got back in with an old doctor that also wasnt taking medicaid but took pity on me 2 days before my meds ran out. And that was after the book keeper there told me no medicaid and I begged her to tell the doctor who I was and let him make the call.
Now the clinic my mom had gone to for many years closed.  A new multi care place was supposed to take its place but they arent opening till the spring!!!  so now my mom is in the same boat as I was in and noone would take her because she takes vicodin.  This is a 77 year old woman!!! but she had also gone to the old doctor I had when she lived with me and even though he had nothing but trouble with her back then she promised him she would be a good girl and not be mean anymore lol so he took her back at least temporarly until the new place opens and we still dont know if they will do pain management.  This is just ridiculous!!!  With all the DEA troubles noone wants to deal with pain patients so what are we supposed to do?  I wish you much luck.

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Post Edited (QTKaren) : 12/31/2008 11:16:04 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/31/2008 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Karen.  There has to be another reason he is leaving.  Moving is very expensive and he does have a thriving practice where he is now.
Check the Yellow Pages and read doctors' ads.  They will sometimes list the illnesses they treat.  Or, call doctors in your area and flat out ask if they treat patients with fibromyalgia.  I know it's a pain but you do need a doctor.
I use a Board Certified Internist.  Let us know what happens.  Good luck!  You just may find a doctor you like even more!
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