Well, I had my second round of cervical facet blocks yesterday and we went ahead and scheduled the RFA C3-6 for the 25th in two weeks. My pain doc has decided to hang up his insurance days and go self pay only after aug 1. On top of that, he is no longer going to prescribe narcotics at all.. Too much liability and stress on the staff from drug seeking people he says.
He is referring the responsible patients to someone and has given two months of meds to buffer the transition.
I'm umm end because I've been seeing him for several years but I understand. I'm interviewing the referrals next. I'm not looking for a pill mill but a responsible pain manager. Truth is I will likely still use him and pay cash and look for reimbursements from my insurance.
I see his side as I've been on the other side of drug seeking myself many years ago. My honesty and recovery have made this relationship work. I'm sure there is another one out there.