Re: Doctors and Meds-Vent-Texas Mentioned

From: Kris (
Wed Jun 17 20:12:41 2009

At Sun, 14 Jun 2009, Alta wrote: >Hi! Have you tried going to a pain management clinic? I go to a really good
one in Minneapolis, MN. They are a god send to me. They don't pass judgement on the need for pain medication because that's their business. I know there are some good ones in the DFW area. My friend goes to one there. I could ask her the name of it if you'd like. It's really tough to find good doctors who have knowledge of adhesions. Have you asked for a referral from Dr. David Wiseman, who runs this site? He may have some good resources.

>In the past year I have been through 6 doctors.  Really, since we have
>moved to Texas I have never met such incompetent doctors.  Actually, 4
>out of 6 of the doctors don't want to deal with me because of adhesions.
>Has anyone else come across this? One had a memory problem and the
>other, tried to force a spinal inplant stimulator.
>Why is it so hard to find a doctor who has knowledge and will treat me?
>The last doctor I went to got seemed like she would work out until she
>read my records.  (My records indicate that I comply with doctor orders,
>am of sound mind but have a really screwed up abdominal/pelvic area.)
>Our first visit was fine.  She wanted me to see a gastro even though
>that had been ruled out.  The second visit she was different.  She said
>this was a condition I was going to have to live with.  Inbetween I had
>made a few phone calls, never were they returned.  The third visit I saw
>a PA.  Never did she prescribe anything to me.  Then the letter came
>stating that my problems were more than she could handle and could I
>find another doctor.  Really I don't know what to do about it.  Do I let
>it go? Do I write a letter in response? It really bugs me.
>I do see a new gyno on Tuesday.  My neighbor sees her and she is being
>treated for endo.  I am keeping my fingers crossed she is strong enough
>to take me on.  I was trying to stay with a doctor in my area because I
>don't like to drive to much anymore.  I just hope I don't have to go to
>Dallas, which would be a 90 minute drive.  I have to concur with someone
>who wrote they walk around like a 80 year old lady, I am the same way.  I
>can pull it together when I need to, but it takes a lot out of me.
>Has anyone noticed that doctors are not prescribing meds that much
>anymore? I was informed that in Texas the DEA are cracking down on
>doctors watching the amount of narcartics they are prescribing? A friend
>that is a nurse at a doctors office mentioned the doctor has cut way
>back after receiving a warning on a cancer patient.
>Thanks for listening

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