My doctor said he must send all his chronic pain patients to a "pain specialist" to justify current treatment.
So I tried to get an appointment with ANY of the doctors on the list he gave me and NONE will accept cash, checks, or credit cards (in advance!)
It seems they all want to bill an insurance company. My COBRA expired and my Worker's Comp won't authorize another doctor (I already see 3 doctors.)
What is the purpose of denying care to patient's willing to pay fee for service?
Thanks for any advice or explanations.