Hello my name is Melissa and I'm really hoping someone in here can help me!!
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I am emailing you because I have a question/concern. I am scheduled to have three of my wisdom teeth extracted on Tuesday, October 28, when I first met with EDITED Oral Surgery Dr. EDIT. & his nurse to schedule my surgery they informed me that since my back surgeon has already been prescribing me pain medication which is Vicodin for my back that they will not prescribe me any pain medication after my oral surgery & instructed me to just take the pain medication my back surgeon is prescribing me. Although I think that may be illegal? See I am disabled and I had two failed back surgeries in the past two years so I take pain medication for my back. I take it as it has been prescribed which is up to six a day, but if I take it for my oral surgery then I'm going to exceed the amount I'm allowed to take per day. My pain medication is for my back only therefore I do not understand how they can tell me just to take that. Is this legal can they actually have me take medication that was prescribed to me by a different provider for a completely different medical issue? I don't feel comfortable doing that because I follow my prescription directions exactly how they're written. It would also put me in a position where I will not have the correct amount of medication to get me through the month. Is there anything I can do about this? I have to have the surgery on the 28th and I cannot postpone it any longer. I just feel what my oral surgeon is doing is wrong. I understand my oral surgeon will not be able to prescribe me the same medication because insurance will not let it go through but aren't they obligated to give me the best medical care they can provide? I am aware there are other payment occasions I can take instead of taking my own prescription meant for a different medical issue.
If this is not the correct place to voice my concern/question please direct me to the correct place
Doctor's name removed as it is not permitted
Post Edited by Liz