A doctor I used to see regularly in Reno always washed his hands IN FRONT OF ME at the start of our appt. I really did not think much of this at the time, until I had a doctor who did not do this small thing.
I adore my present doctor, and I would not change anything else.
I have a wonderful pain management doctor but because she is so busy I would like a bit more time and not quite so many " I know", " I know" responses to my queries. She does pat my back or my knee which communicates to me she is comfortable touching me. She may be using this touch in a diagnostic manner too.
Got my first pain mgmt. doctor in nov 2011.I was on 50mcg fentanyl 72hrs and .5 Percocet,4 times daily. He took Percocet away and left me on just the patch.I was willing to try anything as he is the specialist. Patch did not always last 72 hrs which I did not realize until I had no backup meds. After going through withdrawals the 1st month,this dr did not want to hear it.Said I would never be pain free and deal with it.I had already been on pain meds for 3 years but this dr was bitter and assumed I could not be in the amount of pain I claimed.Bad enough to be in horrible pain,now throw in a doctor who should not be in pain mgmt.He actually told me 90% of his patience don't need opiods! Why he continued to provide them I do not know. CHANGE drs as soon as you question are they helping me. This dr hurt me and I didn't see it coming.I stayed for a year as I thought I had no options and did not want to be dr shoping.Tough place for real painpatients to be in. Never will let another dr hurt me.This dr scares me and I know how close I came to just giving up. Take charge of my treatment now and will leave any dr sooner rather than later. We all deserve the best care available and some dr should not be practicing.Even th dr finishing last in med school still gets an md on the wall.Again,best advice I gave myself,never be mistreated by anyone. God speed pain survivors. No longer victims. Tom
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