DeniedMyMeds, This is the link to Medicare.Gov & it's Physician Compare has information about Medicare-enrolled Physicians and Healthcare Professionals. Put your Location info in and choose the other info that applies. Hope it helps you find a pain dr.
Let me ask you something Beth. Imagine for a minute, if you can, that you do not have a driver or anyone that can take you and you don't have the money to pay someone to drive you there. If you Had to go into to see your Dr face to face every month...how would you get there to get your medicine ?View Thread
I hope this helps you copy and paste the links. It took me forever to figure it out.To copy and paste a link, go to the address bar at the top of your window and do the following-Click the left side of your mouse Click on Edit and go down to Copy, click on Copy, Then go to the page you want to Paste it to and put your mouse where you want to Paste the info, then click the left side of the mouse again (you will not see the info yet) Then go Edit on that same page, click on Edit and go down to Paste and click on Paste. You should see the info you copied on the page then.
Unfortunately, things like this are happening all over. And it is hardest on those that are the poorest and the most severely disabled. Personally, I don't believe anything will change until it effects those that so far have been untouched by this... those that can afford the money and time to go to the dr every month are effected. For those that are still able to work, taking off of work every 30 days will get old quick on alot of employers. Also another side to this may well be that those with not good insurance are left without this type of care at all because of the extra time and cost involved.
If anyone is interested, you can Track the Safe Prescribing Act of 2013-Senate Bill 621. This is where Hydrocodone Containing Products will be moved from Schedule III to Schedule II if passed. This was Introduced March 20, 2013 and also referred to Committee March 20, 2013.
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