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What should I do if I have a problem with my doctor?

What should I do if I have a problem with my doctor?

Some problems can be dealt with on the spot if you’re comfortable raising them informally with staff. If you’d like to complain about your GP or doctor’s surgery, ask for a copy of the surgery’s complaints procedure, and use this to help you. Keep a record of who you speak or write to, and on what date.

Is the DEA persecuting doctors for legitimately prescribing?

Finally, the DEA must be told to stand down and stop persecuting doctors who are legitimately prescribing opioids to their patients with chronic pain for “over-prescribing,” something for which no agency has yet created an accepted definition. There ought to be a law … and I volunteer to help write it.

Is the New England Journal of Medicine a mandated standard?

Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, three authors of the guideline said it was never intended to become a mandated standard, even though more than 30 states had incorporated it into legislation in the three years since its publication.

Are there chain pharmacies that blacklist doctors?

Compounding such brutal tactics, chain pharmacies have compiled high prescriber lists, blacklisting “top prescribing” physicians and denying prescription pain medication to their patients.

Why did my doctor give me the wrong medication?

A nurse could administer the wrong dosage or drug. A pharmacist could fill out the prescription incorrectly. Or, the patient may bear some amount of fault for not giving the doctor an accurate medical history (e.g., failing to inform the doctor about known allergies or other underlying medical conditions) that would conflict with the medication.

What happens if you don’t like your doctor?

If they blow you off – or neglect to give your message to the physician, say, about side effects of a new medication – your health could be at risk. Even if you like your doctor, a bad office staff could signal it’s time to look elsewhere. You don’t feel comfortable with your doctor.

Is it dangerous to quit medication without consultation?

Bacteria tend to live up to the old saying, whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Mood-altering medication can also be dangerous to quit without a doctor’s consultation.

When do you have a problem with your doctor?

If your doctor doesn’t take the time to answer your questions or address your concerns, there’s a problem. The medical community is becoming increasingly sensitive to patients’ precious time. If your doctor’s chronic lateness makes you grind your teeth, why stay with him or her? Your doctor keeps you in the dark.