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Question DetailsAsked on 11/11/2015

..is there a pain doc..in area 02151 that people actually have gone to w/ no hassles w/ getting pain meds. for star

I'm 53 yrs. female that nomatter who & what doc. I see, its like pulling his ___ OUT,, to get doctors today to give you a god dam...script for something that I'm paying for, my problems not his....so need say no more"!! bottom line,.. just wanna explain my past & not walk into a doc.. full of paranioa issues because of everyone elses Screw Ups!! sorry so bitter but tired of the " Going by the book" issues... basicacully want simple help, not 100's of questions! been through enough of the bull...either a simple doctor w/ yes & no down the road over & over again! just looking to live Pain Free. Simple, simple, hassle free,, also in the revere, mass. Boston area...

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Hi,

This is Robin K. in Member Care. Thanks for posting.

We do not have information on the list about which doctors are more likely to prescribe medicine, however, we do have a category for pain management doctors, but it doesn't look like you have a subscription to the List yet. You can join by visiting www.angieslist.com or by giving us a call. Our call center is available 8:00 am-9:00 pm weekdays and 8:00-5:00 pm ET on Saturdays. If you join online, you can save 20% on an annual plan by using the promo code ANSWERS.

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Answered 4 years ago by Member Services

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I can understand that you might be getting frustrated, but I would have to say that if you come across to docs the way you did in the question I would fully understand their reluctance to give you controlled drugs.


Of course, doctors specializing in your medical issue can prescribe meds for you - or you can go through (usually only by referral) a Pain Management clinic.


You have to see it from the doctor's standpoint too, if you are fair - the Drug Enforcement Administration is putting incredible pressure on docs who prescribe controlled drugs, because of the large number of drug addicts addictied to prescription drugs, many of whom are going to multiple docs for the same or similar prescription at the same time. The new controlled substance user database will limit this practice, increasing the pressure from addicts to get the drugs however they can - which means more doctors being closely monitored by the DEA, and at risk of losing their licenses or being indeicted on drug trafficking charges due to simple administrative accounting errors. The feds have also increased the number of drugs in the most restricted categories, making them less available.


I know our vet was complaining about the new restrictions and limitations that came into effect last year, and the fact they could not even get some of the drugs anymore because so many patients were getting narcotics prescribed for their dogs (even going to the point of adopting older dogs with joint pain to be able to get drugs) but then taking the drugs theirselves to support their habit, so shipments to vets were being cut back or totally cut off. It is a very risky business for a doctor to be in, so they try to prescribe as few narcotics as they can, and many are turning away patients that would significantly increase the amount of such drugs they prescribe. Might well hurt people with legitimate needs, but that is the nature of politicized medicine, and I can guarantee you will NOT get controlled meds prescriptions from a legit source without the endless questioning and each doctor doing the history and such to verify your need is legit.

Would help if when you went to a new doctor if you took a referral from the last one you used, and had your case file transferred to the new doc - that way he can see the history from the other doc, which documents that you are not just doc shopping to feed a drug addiction.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD




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