View Full Version : Must find a new doc again

07-16-2009, 10:21 PM
Hi all,

I'm sorry that I haven't been around lately. Since I lost my job and insurance I haven't been able to go to a doc. Well I did find a doc in my town that has low rates for cash paying patients that I should be able to get to go see thank GOD.

The bad news is that my other Rhumy is treating me like she doesn't care about me at all and told me that she refuses to do any type of pain management. This is her exact words: 07/14/2009 16:33 Hammonds, Cara L: I will not be able to prescribe the narcotic medication as we aren't the pain specialists. We are the rheumatologists and will manage the medications for your joint symptoms (Plaquenil, etc.)

To me that is completely mean and uncalled for. When I'm in pain I have to suffer because she is a Rhumy. Let me know if anyone else is dealing with this with there rhumy's

07-17-2009, 06:28 AM
Sounds like you need a new doctor.
my gives me pain prescriptions all the time.

were you live do they have medical asstiant programs that way you don't have to pay cash or change dr.s?

Get a new rheumy asap.:yes:

07-17-2009, 06:33 AM
Hugs..I am sorry, Maria...you had to expereince such incompetency. It is uncalled for...

Hum m...joint symptoms...what are joint symptoms if it is not pain and swelling. Hunger, oh, but that is too a pain. Humm. The joint doesn't have a heart so, it isn't a love hate feeling...hummmm. The joint doesn't have a mind..so, it isn't stupid or thinking.

It is pain..

My rhuemba, though I've scheduled an appointment with another next month prescribed all my pain relievers. Matter of fact I called his office the other day to have a prescription called in to the pharmacy for Lortab aka Vicodin. My pain has been running rampant lately.

I am so glad you have found a new doctor but wish you had to look for different circumstance, job loss...sorry, hugs.

Do you have a Primary Physician? Maybe they can help..mine prescribes them also for my Lupus pain.

Is your rheumatologist apart of a hospital, an HMO? Or Independent? If not, independent I would complain to patent services department....

What treatment she is using apparently isn't working...are you taking Prednisone...steroids?

Seeing the new doctor today? Till then, stretch to prevent stiffing and to get the blood and oxgen flowing......try Capzasin Topical Analgesic Gel...warm shower to stimulate and oxgenate the muscles and body..ice packs or heating pad...

Hope you receive care soon

07-17-2009, 06:38 AM
Tennessee Department of Human Services....see what programs you qualify for Maria...