So I'm curious if there are any other current US military members out there experiencing the same things as me. I'm currently in the process of being medically retired and had a surgery scheduled to have a SCS implanted but that was put on hold until my retirement is done. I was referred to a pain management clinic in the local area until this was complete. I scheduled another injection to see if I can get some relief, during the appointment I asked the Dr if he was going to take over my entire pain management to include managing my prescriptions and he told me he had a standing agreement with my clinic not to write prescriptions. Fast forward until today when I had a follow up with my primary care doctor and he told me there was no such agreement and that if he wasn't willing to take on all aspects of my care then I had to seek a new doctor. To me the whole thing seemed kind of fishy, would it be liability that he doesn't want to manage my medications? Is it common in the civilian sector to have your pain management doctor manage not only your treatments but also your medications?
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