Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sorry, I Had to Vent About How Crappy Pain "Management" Is

I've been trying to read up on the new CARA drug law and I have yet to see any of the penalties, laws or guidelines my husband's pain clinic is always on about.
So today we go, and the cow of a PA who "manages" his case tells us that since their clinic also does neck injections, we need to either get the injections done there, or let the spine doctor do his pain management.
I re-read our pain contract, and it says we're not allowed to get pain meds from other doctors. Fair enough. But if that's the interpretation of the agreement they're using to justify getting his injections at their office, then why aren't they also prescribing the Naproxen he gets from his orthopedist or the Lyrica he gets from his neurologist?
Then there's the little matter of the doctor who runs the pain clinic not being a specialist in anything spine related whatsoever!!!
If they think I'm gonna let some yahoo stick a large needle in hubby's neck who's not a spine specialist they need to quit taking the the meds they won't supply.
They're talking about sending us to an office in another town which is cool because that would be closer to our house. I also wouldn't have to look at the cow of a PA we have, but I would have a whole new staff to put the fear of Leslie into and that's just tiring.