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    No GP will see me

    B/cuz I have pain. I also have Graves disease and need zoloft, but these yokels (i'm just gonna say it, these motherfuckin' hick dr's in this motherfuckin' hick town) are decining me.


    Do I drive to Oklahoma to see a doctor?


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    Betheny, I don't blame you one little bit for saying it! I've run into the same BS in the big city. Physicians are scared to Rx with all the regulations. They're playing ping pong between the gov and ins. It's sucks for us and makes it near impossible to change doctors. But, Zoloft.... phish, it not even regulated, right?

    Something really needs to be done about the new and NOT improved USA!

    Have the PC's set up shop in your area yet?

    Incomplete, SCI, T1-T8, w/ Arachnoid Cyst. Bilateral shoulder surgeries, 2 on the left, 3 on the right, right forearm surgery for a crushed radial nerve.

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    Moderator jody's Avatar
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    I had a lot of trouble finding a Gp when I moved south. I finally decided to ask each place who had rejected me, for a letter stating their reasons for not wanting me as a patient. No one would give me a letter, but two places then called and asked to see my medical files, and I was then invited me to be a patient. I chose a first year resident, and when she left, the Dr who owns the practice took over my care.

    I think it was in my favor that my Gp had been seeing me 15 years before I moved. He took the time to speak to the new Dr over the phone, and he apparently verified I was a chronic sci who needed pain control, and that I had never had any incidence misusing medication as long as I had been a patient. Its too bad you were not here, because I recently asked on Dark eyed daisy's behalf, if they would accept another sci patient with similar issues who moved to the area and needed a good Dr. She said they were accepting new patients.
    Last edited by jody; 06-30-2012 at 12:48 PM. Reason: duplicate post

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    Really? These little jabs are getting old!!!!
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    How can one be declined? I'd ask for a letter as well.
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    Physicians have the right to accept or decline taking on new patients. Many do so to limit their liability, decrease work load, or because they don't want to have to deal with certain conditions (chronic pain, for example) or insurance companies.

    All you can do is try shopping around. Options include:
    • Ask friend/neighbors for a referral to a physician they like.
    • Call the local hospital and see if they have a physician referral service.
    • Stop by the local hospital at change of shift (in the parking lot) and ask RNs leaving the hospital who they would take a family member to, or who they see themselves.
    Also, you would be much more likely to get good care, from a better prepared physician, by seeking out an internal medicine specialist (internist) than a GP (general practitioner) to be your primary care provider (PCP).

    Zoloft is a prescription drug that does require a prescription. Thus it is regulated, but it is not a Controlled Substance (like opioids or most sedatives).


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    Senior Member ~Lin's Avatar
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    I've been declined by so many drs. They say my case is too complicated and no one at the practice is qualified to treat me. What's worked for me is going to a university hospital. All of my drs now are in the indiana university health system. Good luck and I hope you can find someone!
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    Sorry for your troubles Betheny. Though living south of the border has its drawbacks, access to quick, inexpensive (in relative terms) and personalized (even house calls) health care is a great benefit. I hope you get what you need soon.
    T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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    That can be a problem with our situation (SCI) they don't want to deal with it and just want to line up fairly healthy patients one after another so their day's are more simple and stress free. Just human nature I guess. Your best off finding a SCI specialist doc if you can. Good luck, it is never easy getting new docs, especially these days.
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    how is that a jab?
    I was upset you stood me up and didnt even bother to call and say a thing. I am starting to understand the vague Pm's I have been getting.

    DD you have the wrong idea what ever it is. I was really looking forward to meeting you, how stoopid of me, but I got over it pretty quick. this thread is only about finding a Dr who accepts an sci patient. you are the only person with sci I have asked my Dr to accept, and I only relayed her answer to my asking if they would accept another person with sci. Im sorry if it upset you that I Identified you personally, but I thought it would be ok since we all have moved and have had trouble finding a Gp who accepts a person with sci.

    I told you over the phone how I found a Dr when you said you were looking for a GP, and I said I would ask them if they would accept another sci patient who was new to the area. I did, honest. now please put me on ignore since obviously everything I write now you will probably take as some kind of dig.

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