Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It is a pain to get medications refilled by MDs

When I first began treatment for my chronic pain I worked with a pain management Dr. for over 4 years to get the correct dosage and everything that I needed to more or less control my pain and still be able to function and have a quality of life. Once this was accomplished I talked to my primary care physician of 16 yrs. to see if she would take over writing my prescriptions. She agreed and this has worked well for 4 or 5 years now. I have never called with lame excuses for why I have run out of medicine (I never had) or any other crap that Md's see with drug seeking patients. I also see a huge benefit to having one MD prescribing all of my medicine instead of 3 or 4 MD writing a variety of Rx's.

I also believe in continuity of care... which seems to be a thing of the past.

Last month I was informed by the "phone nurse" that my Dr. has decided to no longer treat chronic pain patients. All that she does for me is write my Rx's every 2 or 3 months and takes care of my annual physical.