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Discharged - HOW TO GET A NEW ONE???????????

I was just recently discharged from my PM for being short on a pill count, as I was taking more earlier in the month due to increased pain in my back.  My question is how hard is it going to be going to another PM, given these circumstances?  They encouraged me to seek another PM and said they're going to send me a list of other doctors.  I asked if I would be "black listed" and they said no.  What are your experiences going to another?  Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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  • Honesty is the best policy and I think you're going to be asked a lot of questions.  That being said, a referral from one doc to another would certainly help your cause.  Don't be surprised if you're prescribed non-controlled meds for a while until the new doc can get a feel for what kind of patient you are. 

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  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,081

    Hello kluboski
    Welcome to Spine-Health

    We have had these discussions so many times before where a member has been discharged from PM. Always take your meds as prescribed. At least they are going to refer you to other doctors. All you can do is tell them the truth. Before you sign a new contract carefully read it, ask questions if you have to before signing it. And try not to get discharged again.
    If I may ask, why are you in pain management?

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  • Nothing but Mobic and Biofreeze for you, young man, until 6-9 months have passed.  :p

    I’m just joking.  :)

    I agree that honesty is the best policy. 

    You may want to explain the situation to your PCP.

    He or she may be able to be of some assistance. 

    Good luck. Hope you get a positive outcome.

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