I just moved to North Georgia (about hr outside of Atlanta) I have a family practice dr that is taking care of me for now, he does not want to handle my pain management for long. He refered me to a PM, however, the PM is no longer taking new patients.
I am currently on 50mcg of fentynl and 10mgs of oxycodone 3x daily. Thanks!
Last edited by Administrator; 01-22-2013 at 01:03 AM.
Just let your primary care doctor's office know about this , and have them refer you to a different specialist. Your probably better off in the long run with the specialist anyway, especially if changes need to be made with your care in the future. If you were still seeing your primary care doctor and needed a different medication or something, you would have to let your primary know, who would then lake an appointment with the specialist, etc., etc. If you went directly to the specialist you will ultimately save alot of time, aggravation, and probably suffer less pain.
An hour from Atlanta your primary doc should have lots of options for additional referral. In rural eastern NC, I have to drive 1.5 hours just to get to the closest PM who Rx's opioids.
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Ask around...really? I'd start "asking around" for a new primary care doctor also! Maybe you should just tell him what prescriptions you should be taking so he can write them for you! Ha ha ha! Seriously, I can't beleive the doctor actually told you to do that. That doctor really must be against pain medicine in general, to not even refer a patient to a specialist in the field. Like I said, "ask around" about a new PCP. If you look hard enough, you will find a pain specialist in N. Georgia. Do a search on the internet, call local hospitals, ask your pharmacist, etc. I have complete faith in you .