I have been a perfect patient for 7 years until my pain Dr. discharged me out of his own 'Fear And Doubt' which must have become "Fear And Loathing" in Kentwood, Michigan! The D.E.A. must have scared him stupid. He discharged me merely because he wanted to become my only doctor; Period. He wanted to give me a physical, which I had performed by my Primary Care Physician, three months previous. My Primary, (PCP), wrote this Pain Dr. a letter to remind him that he could not duplicate services; which is simple, right? No way; not to him it wasn't simple!
Next time I saw him, he was freaking angry as hell with me because I brought the letter into his practice. Next thing, he says, "Oh, I'm not comfortable with this...!" Then, he walks out of my exam room, comes back a few minutes later, and hands me a discharge (form) letter. It said, "Due to a breakdown in our doctor-patient relationship and communication, I can no longer serve as your physician." And so on, and so it went... I could hear that song from The Doors, THE END, playing in my head..."This is the end; my only friend, the end; I'll never look into your eyes again..." Now, I'm stuck without a Pain Doctor, through NO FAULT OF MY OWN!!!
What is to become of me? What to do? What to do? I'm screwed. No other doctor wants to accept me, now! I'll be damned if I really know why... I have been referred to 5 or 6 Pain Docs & clinics, only to get the same answer: "NO! We have nothing to offer this patient." It's pretty cold out here alone and unwanted. I am covered with pain and am out of medicine to help my 60 yr. old body! Where to go? What do I do, Now?