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Busy Doctor - DCRS Syndrome

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in Pain Medications
You see a new doctor. He looks over x-rays, mri's etc. Doctor see's the issues and has no issue with prescibing pain meds.

3 months later. 600 patients later. you walk back in and DCRS kicks in ( Doctor Can't Remember Sh.. ).

Doctor - What can I help you with.
Patient - I'm here to refill meds and do blood work.
Doctor - Doctor presents his anti pain med speech and suggests an nsaid.
Patient - Umm...

So how do you all remind the doc about your specific condition with out making him real mad at you? Its like they forget everything about your case between visits and you have to start all over again. First visit hes pushing pain meds at me and the return visit im getting speeches.

Im up for a second appt on thur with a new rhemy doc. I really don't want to have to go through DCRS again lol.



  • I think bubble has it right... just start off with, "I'm here b/c you told me to come back for a refill and blood work" If the doctor starts into the med lecture, I would gently remind them of your situation. I don't really see any other route. Doctors see HUNDREDS of patients a day. I read once, that catching the Dr. early in the am, before they have had the chance to get too stressed from the day, is the best time. They are less likely to be running behind, and rushing. Good luck :)

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