Posted 2/7/2023 12:08 AM (GMT -8)
Clo, I've been with many different pain mgt drs since 1995! This is when they first started out, lol. None of them has ever told me or said they would become my primary physician. They are not trained to do that & their practices are so busy they wouldn't have the time.
Many years ago they started having patients sign a form that states they will only obtain pain medication from the dr, unless someone ends up in ER. Of course chances these days of ER giving someone pain medication is like winning the lottery.
about the urine tests, pain mgt drs do random UA's it's in the guidelines set out by feds. You would be surprised at how many people fail those UA tests. I use to get offended at first but got over it, I only the meds the dr gives me.
At least she was honest about not knowing about PG. She may have worked at the Mayo Clinic but very few pain mgt drs took care of IBD patients. Pain mgt at the Mayo is obsolete now, they are doing joint replacements without any post op pain medications. I've read several of their articles about this & they are very proud that they can send patients home from surgery without pain medication. Their big claim is the patient heals faster & they don't have to worry about addiction issues. The Mayo is on the bottom rung with me as far as pain goes.
Good luck with the next dr.