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I have a great dr in NC I do not have ins, Ive been out of work for 2 yrs. If I move to another state can I keep my Dr in NC as my PM DR?


  • and with your state laws regarding scheduled medications. Some doctors will continue to provide care for a limited time, but you may have difficulty filling those prescriptions.
  • When I moved I found a couple of potential PM docs & got my doc to call them to discuss my case. We found a PM near my new home who was on a similar page to the care I was getting. My doc sent all my paperwork, diagnostic tests ahead & called the day of my first appointment so I was fresh in the new docs mind. This worked for me because I had a great relationship with my old doc. I think it works much better having docs discuss me so I'm not walking in as a stranger. My current doc always calls specialists before I go now & phones them after my appointment. Sometimes docs say things to another doc that they dont say to the patient.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
  • You can probably get by for a few month but you will have to fill the prescription at a pharmacy that is in the same state your doctor is in In Florida you have to get the prescription filled in the same county the doctor is in. Does your PM doctor know you are moving? The other question is how far are you going to have to travel each time to see him. I know I would not want to travel more then 20 miles if the PM doctor called me in for a pill count or to have my urine test. Your best bet is to follow English girls advice listed above and start looking for someone new.
  • My PMD is a couple counties away, but I fill my Rx in my own county. Never had a problem, but I did have this Dr. for over 4 yrs., and the pharmacy for over 12 yrs.

    I think the state you live in might have a lot to do with .. pretty much everything regarding medical care and most certainly when it comes to opiate therapy.
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