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Old 09-17-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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PM doctor in michigan

hello all,
I made this post in the chronic pain sub forum and did not notice until now, but long story short. i have been seeing same doc for years for pm, the hospital he works from is changing things and the doc they are sending everyone to doesnt take medicaid =( so now I need to find a good caring pm dr who writes for oxycodone but also would like them to do spinal cord stimulator since it took nearly a year to get it approved and i havnt been able to get it. i have been on same meds for years, never abused, shopped or failed urine tests and always followed contract. for full back story u can check out full ppst on chronoc pain but run down was i was in high speed expressway motorcycle accident. so of u can recommend a dr in areas from port huron to warren areas who os taking new patients please let me know asap, need to try and be seen this week.

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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Re: PM doctor in michigan

hi-

unfortunatly you will be hard pressed to find an excellant dr who specializes in the very complex illness chronic/intractable pain who accepts medicaid simply because it is a very complex specialty to practice and medicaid pays next to nothing not to mention the red tape involved to even collect their fee.

i know this sounds cold-but it is true. i am lucky to have a really fine pm specialist as i am a complex case to treat-my doctor scheduals about 10 patients only a day-because of the time he spends with each patient. i have been his patient for sometime now and
my visit with my doctor takes almost 2 hours with me each visit! i have grown to trust this man 100% and i owe my life to him.

what you could try though is to contact MEDTRONICS and ask them which pm doctors they work with in your area and check if
they accept medicaid.

i do hope you are able to find a good pm specialist-good luck
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Re: PM doctor in michigan

hi-

unfortunatly you will be hard pressed to find an excellant dr who specializes in the very complex illness chronic/intractable pain who accepts medicaid simply because it is a very complex specialty to practice and medicaid pays next to nothing not to mention the red tape involved to even collect their fee.

i know this sounds cold-but it is true. i am lucky to have a really fine pm specialist as i am a complex case to treat-my doctor scheduals about 10 patients only a day-because of the time he spends with each patient. i have been his patient for sometime now and
my visit with my doctor takes almost 2 hours with me each visit! i have grown to trust this man 100% and i owe my life to him.

i do hope you are able to find a good pm specialist-good luck
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:22 AM   #4
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Re: PM doctor in michigan

Unfortunately its true. It really sucks because I was a hard working young-man that had a GREAT job, GREAT insurance and going to school to be a police officer which people thought highly of me, thought I was successful and hard working and a stand up guy.(never ever been in ANY trouble....EVER). then in a blink of a eye I am disabled, in pain for life, no income and the worse insurance.And with that people look down to you, judge you and automatically think you are a person who is on the bottom of the barrel.

So I do EVERYTHING in life right, Do the speed limit, drive great, live life right. Then I get CUT OFF on the freeway, that was not even close to my fault, get in a HORRID accident where I should have died (going over a windshield of a motorcycle at 75 MPH on the expressway in mid afternoon), horrible event which in its self is horrible for someone to live through but then after all that bad luck then people look at you different because I am a non working person who needs to take part in government programs just to live life and automatically think you are "taking advantage" of it.

This life is FAR from the life was headed in. If people think I traded my $60k a year job (at 21 y/o), in shape (worked out 4 days a week), in school to become a cop, my own house, brand new car & great life and I traded all that in to get "Free Insurance" and MAYBE get disability (which I am STILL fighting for) that IF I get it, MAYBE 1/10 of what I was making when I work. If people think someone WANTED that, then they need to rethink their thinking.

Sorry for the long post, I just needed to get that off my chest, because I hate that people are so judgmental of people who need to use government programs. I know you personally are not judging me hehe, but your post kinda just got me thinking about all the crap we have to deal with on top of being in such a crap position in the first place. We have enough negative in our life, not EVERYONE is "Milking" the system, yet that is how I feel I am treated everyday anywhere I go, it sucks the soul from you some times.

On the PLUS side, my Mother actually talked to my Doctor and my Doctor told my situation to hospital admin and I guess they are going to keep me for now, I have no idea if its going to be a permanent thing or what, but with me looking for a doctor for 2 weeks straight with no luck, I am VERY appreciative that they are going to continue seeing me. Like I mentioned I have always been a good patient so I am sure the doctor noted that when talking to the admin, and I cannot tell you how much that meant to me. I have a GREAT doctor/patient relationship with the Doctor and I truly wouldn't ever want another doctor. But life is life and you really never know when life is going to change course. I am just hoping life continues on a upward path.

Thanks HB,
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