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Thanks for your positive post.
I'm sorry this patient did not feel better after her visit. The physician that was managing her pain prior to me is a family practice doctor who is retiring. He calls himself a pain doctor however, he did not do a pain fellowship & is not board certified in pain. The patients that I have seen from this physician are on high-dose narcotics. I don't have many patients on excessive doses of narcotic medications. When I tell these patients that there will be changes in their medications they often become emotional. As I have seen multiple patients from this retiring doctor I have had many untoward responses. For this reason I have started my interview with. "the last person I saw from doctor _____ called me ______ & stormed out". I then explain that I don't write opioids in the manner of this physician, I discuss opioid induced hyperalgesia & that I would not even consider interventional procedures until they are weaned down on their meds. I also discuss that they can, if they want look for a physician that may write narcotic meds more liberally. I may come across as upset with the patient, this is not my intention. I am more upset with a physician that would write medications in what I feel is a reckless manner.
Thank you for posting. It seems that only dissatisfied patients post & I am glad you took the time to rate a good experience.
We will all get what's coming to us in the end. I'm not sure why the comment about drug reps. I try to use low cost medications. I do not garnish any kick backs from drug companies. There is something called the sunshine act. It makes drug company payments transparent. You can look any physician up for free. We do have lunches sponsored by drug companies on occasion which I do primarily for the staff.
I must say that I don't know any specifics of this patients case. Pamela Turner is a fictitious name. The patients complaint is rather vague as well. I do review the medical record on all patients, however this is sometimes not complete for multiple reasons. I will say that I am not the perfect fit for every patient. I frequently suggest to patients to get a second opinion if they are not happy with their care & am happy to refer them for opinion. I have been doing this for 7 yrs & have treated thousands of patients. Not all with success, but not necessarily dissatisfied. Hopefully "Pamela Turner" has found someone to better manage her pain.
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