Can someone please educate me on doctor shopping? I believe that I was red flaged the other day. Being a year new to pain meds. I didn't know that this existed. I went to a new doctor the other day who was recommended to me. I bought my new MRIs to this doctor. The receptionist noticed that I had another doctor last year on my information. I was in a great deal of pain and at the end of my appointment asked the doctor for something for my pain until I saw my pain management doctor in two weeks. He asked me the doctors name and I told him. He gave me a script for demoral for two weeks. Is my experience considered a red flag by doctors?