Re: Fell down flight of stairs (13 of them)
Call your PM doctor and ask him or her how they would like you to manage the pain from the ribs. You didn't take and fill a prescription for pain medications from the ER did you? If you did take it, do NOT fill it until you have first cleared it with your PM doctor, or you may find yourself dismissed, despite you having an accident and breaking your ribs.
Most PM contracts say that you are not to accept or fill a prescription from another doctor, including the ER unless you have cleared it with your PM doctor first.
I always call my PM doctors office if I am having any dental work done that might require me to take pain medications and ask them if they want me to fill it, or bring it over there or how they would like me to handle those problems when they come up.
I would hope that in your case that they would be understanding given the situation but I know that others here and on other forums have been dismissed, even in situations like yours.