Hi, all. I have an appointment with a new primary care physician tomorrow (haven't had one before now). The doctor I've been seeing for pain management (referrals to PT, medications, etc.) is moving his practice out of the area.
Any advice on how I might engage my new PCP as the single medical provider? As I mentioned in a previous post, I have five kids under 10, work many hours a day, and it's difficult to coordinate and justify multiple appointments each month. Ideally, I'd cut out schedule II controlled substances and just take Daypro once per day and percocet as needed, instead of Oxycontin twice a day. I'd like to ask the PCP for a referral to a chiropractor as well...time to try again. I'm miserable with SI joint, facet joint, and sciatic nerve pain.
Others have suggested a physiatrist. I've left a message with one office and haven't heard back yet.
Thanks for any input you have.