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Lack of Melbourne doctors that write pain medication prescriptions

larrytomillarrytomi Posts: 1
edited 03/16/2015 - 4:17 PM in Chronic Pain
I live out-of-state and have been planning to move to Melbourne, Florida. I am currently 75 years old and have been taking Methadone and Oxycodone for approximately 15 years to deal with chronic pain. I decided I would review pain management doctors in Melbourne to see if I could find one that I might feel comfortable with. To my surprise, it appears that all the pain management doctors in Melbourne want to make a profitable career giving different types of injections. No one seems to want to play it safe and give a non-invasive pill. From what I have read, they would say that if I have been taking pain pills for this length of time, I must be an addict. A pain management doctor can get rich by giving only injections, but they won’t get rich writing prescriptions. If my impression of Melbourne pain management doctors is wrong, I would appreciate hearing about it and if there are any doctors in Melbourne that still write pain medication prescriptions, I would appreciate receiving their names. At present time, it looks as though I am not going to be able to move to Melbourne due to a lack of doctors that care about patients.

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  • JAM661JJAM661 Posts: 121
    edited 03/20/2015 - 9:04 PM
    Chances are even if you could find a doctor to prescribe your pain medications you would have to go to at least +10 pharmacies to get your prescriptions filled. ( You may not be able to fill them at all) The state government has known about the problem but has done nothing about it
  • ADRJenAADRJen Posts: 211
    edited 03/21/2015 - 1:44 AM
    I only take Norco currently and my Primary care doctor prescribes it. I used to go to a pain management clinic called SOAR on US 1. There's another on New Haven in downtown. I know they both prescribe. I had to take a urine test every month.
    Artificial disc at L5S1 for 10 years. Had 3 Level lumbar fusion and Laminectomy on Sept 27, 2013. It was an OLIF (Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion) with cages, BMP, rods & screws. Norco, Plaquenil
  • jetsgirl44jjetsgirl44 Melbourne Posts: 1
    My mother and brother are moving down here to the Palm Bay/Melbourne area. My brother is giving us a hard time because he is on disability and is prescribed either lortab or Percocets. He has Medicaid. He wants to stay on the only thing that helps him nothing more, nothing less which I listed above. Any help on doctors that would stick to his same treatment? 
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