Pain Management Doc retailation
Hi - has anyone every experience retailation from a pain management doc? I have a pain management doc from a reknown orthopedic institue in Philadelphia (I live in central new jersey and use a satelitte office). When I went in for my yearly check up and subsequently got a copy of his progress notes (which goes to SSA as my surgeon put me out on permanent disability after 4 surgical procedures (3 lumbar; 1 cervical) on my spine) and found that he documented a lot of tests that were NOT performed and contridicted other docs reports who actually did the tests. I attempted to correct this once but the doctor never called me back. So I called in for my rx pain prescription and I was told that he WAS NOT going to refill my prescription until I come into his office to talk about "my" issues with his report. Needless to say I was forced to abruptly stop my pain meds (15mg oxycodone 3 - 4 times a day) without the benefit of first tapering the dosage down. I kinda knew the routine as I needed to get off meds for my three surgeries but the dosage was not as high. What I didn't expect was that my panic disorder would be exacerbated and my depression has increased significantly (My psychiatrist is out of town for the holidays too) This occurred on December 17 and my appt with the doc is on Dec 30. I am seriously contemplating filing a complaint with the NJ div of consumer affairs through the attorney general's office because this is not the first blatant issue I've had with this doctor - any advise? Has anyone else experienced this type of issues with their pain management doctors?