Hi! I am wondering if my husband is the only person in the world this has happened to. My husband who is 30 years old and suffers from spinal stenosis, DDD, and more has already had a laminectomy and a fusion. He began pain management at the only pain clinic in our city last september. After all of the psychological testing, PT and initial visit he finally got in to see the dr. The Dr. prescribed him Lyrica, 10 mg percocet and mobic. My husband has been on loratab for 9 years prior to this. Since this was new to us and we had no idea the strictness of the contract, my husband over did it around the house and ended up running out of medicine. Like a ding dong, he calls and tells his nurse the situation and asked if he could move his appointment up a few days since he was going to be out of medicine early. Well, she says no. The next thing i know we get a certified letter saying that he was being discharged. Basically, the dr. felt he was not capable of managing his medicines, etc.- in not such a nice tone. I am wondering if something like this has ever happened to anyone. Now, we have tried to be referred to other pain managements outside of our city and they will not accept him since he was discharged. My husband did break the contract by not following the prescribed amount but will this ever go away? Is there anyway to find somewhere else that will take him without having to have our ortho surgeon's office call until they get somebody. This has humilated him and makes him feel like a junky begging when he is in legitamate pain. I would love to hear any advice! I really enjoy this forum and appreciate all of you sharing your experiences.
Tue, 04/21/2009 - 4:12pm#1
What to do when your discharged for breaking a contract??