Re: Has anyone else had this problem??
My current GP's office never, ever returns my phone calls when I call them. They are no longer managing my pain, but it still bothers me that I drive an hour to see them, see a different resident every time, and nobody ever calls me back. I'm going to search for a new doctor, now that I have better insurance, closer to where I live who is not a residency program and who returns my calls.
When my current GP's office was "managing" my pain, there was one nurse who I always seemed to get. She was downright nasty about the fact that I was on pain meds. As soon as I switched my pain care to a pain management doctor and no longer got my pain meds from my GP, this nurse changed her whole attitude and finally treated me not as nastily as she used to, but still coldly.
My PM's office has one nurse who seems kind of down, or strict, or something. Not warm and friendly, but not outright discriminatory. She gave me heck one time when I could not remember the EXACT time I took my osteoporosis medicine, which is not a controlled substance and has nothing to do with how my pain meds work (the doctor even walked by while she was lecturing/nagging me and said, "Don't worry about it. That medication doesn't matter. Just put anything down.").
So, unfortunately, you're not alone. I think maybe some secretaries and nurses take their job a little too seriously or take it upon themselves to be police when that is not needed of them.