Hello im new here and ive just spent hours looking for an answer to my question and ended up here.
my question for any that may be able to answer it is this:
ive been in PM for over a decade and at current PM location for 9 months. today i went in and found out the DR i was seeing is no longer employed there and i have a new dr. (heres whee it gets crazy....) so i was getting my vitals done and the assistants(?) while taking my blood pressure told me that my medication had been reduced for no apparent known reason by a doctor ive never met, and that the new doctor wasnt even there today but my scripts were already filled out. then i was examined by another ARNP with a treatment of touching my toes and her listening to me breathe!!!! i was told the new doctor i was supposed to have wasnt there today and she also wouldnt be there for my next few months of appointments!
IS THIS LEGAL TO HAVE A DOCTOR PRE-WRITE A RX FOR ME WITHOUT EVER EVEN MEETING ME, NOR WILL EVER MEET ME?
DID MY PM CENTER BECOME A MILL?
(BTW...IM HAVING TOUGH TIME FINANCIALLY AND THEY TOLD ME TO COME BACK TOMORROW BUT I DIDNT HAVE THE GAS OR MONEY TO MAKE THE 70 MILE ROUND TRIP TO WHAT I THOUGHT WAS AN ESTABLISHED PAIN MANAGEMENT WELLNESS CLINIC. THEY GAVE ME $20 CASH AND SAID TO COME BACK TOMORROW AND USE THE MONEY FOR GAS IN MY CAR. AND ALL THE NURSES ON STAFF WERE LOOKING AT ME NERVOUSLY AND I FELT I WAS BEING BRIBED!)
ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED AND ID LOVE A RESPONSE BEFORE TOMORROW IF POSSIBLE BEFORE I HEAD BACK TO THE CLINIC IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE AND IM GLAD I FOUND THIS SITE AND FORUM!