I am having some issues with my first PMC. I have another post out there giving more detail. In any event, I've called all the clinics in my area but can't get past the scripted answers from the receptionist! My goal, to visit the clinics, speak with the Dr. and decided where I want to go. However, I am being told, in order to get an appointment, I must first be released from my current clinic, and the Dr. at the new clinic would then review my records from the former clinic. Really, it's not acceptable in PMC's to have a consult with the Dr. before making a long term commitment?
Also, ALL of the PMC use Anesthesiologist here... is that the norm?
Drug testing: Random or Dr's desecration? Mine have been done random, before the Dr. has laid eyes on me. I've been charged $270.00 for urine test I didn't get, and urine test I did get but were NOT sent to the lab. Months of work to get this straight, and that with the help of my insurance company.
Pill counts? I was told last visit, if I came in with too many pills, I would be put on "probation". Is this the norm? Some days I don't need/take as much pain meds as other days.
Lastly, are the Dr.'s and staff in your PMC polite to you? Am I expecting to much to be treated in a kind and caring manner?
Honestly, I'm not here to bash PMC's, my experience is only mine! I am most interested in learning what to expect and what not to expect, and a bit exhausted with the subject! I know in posting here, I will at least get intelligent, polite, and caring answers! BUT, don't hold back if you have a funny story, I love a good laugh these days!
Thank you for your time and wishing everyone a great Sunday!!! >:D<