Doctors In Grand Rapids Michigan Who Will Prescribe Pain Medication

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Steve Says:

I am a severe and chronic pain patient on my way towards a fibromyalgia diagnosis. I just moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan and have priority health/medicaid. Do any of you know a good Doctor whos not shy about prescribing opiates??? I'm tired of being labeled a drug seeker when the drugs i seek ACTUALLY WORK. I don't feel high off them, I'm not a junkie, I just NEED to manage my pain levels because they get debilitating. I've great results historically with low level dose methadone (5mg 3x's daily) with norco (10/325mg, 4 x's daily for breakthrough). In otherwords I'm not looking to be a strung out zombie, I just want enough to take the edge off so i can function. Are there any sympathetic Doctors in Grand Rapids Michigan that won't treat me like a drug seeker. I have about 10 years worth of medical records establishing the source of the pain to be spinal spondylosis, cervical stenosis, and degenerative disc disease. Genetic components apply as well on BOTH sides. Please help me someone. My pain is so debilitating that it renders me a shell of my former active self.

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Steve! How are you? I am very sorry that you're in pain.

Anytime you go to a doctor and ask for specific narcotics, they will find it questionable, because they are taught to view that as being drug seeking behavior. Whenever you see a new doctor, it is best to just let your medical records speak for you. Once they can see what has and hasn't worked for you in the past, as documented by a fellow physician, they will be more prone to prescribe accordingly.

Additionally, due to the new regulations that were put in place last year, if you require such medications on a long-term ongoing basis, then you'll need to see a pain management specialist.

Do you currently have a PCP that may be able to refer you to someone?

Can anyone suggest a good doctor in that area?

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slumber Says:

I did just start fresh with a new PCP out of metro care. I told her that I don't care what the treatment is, I just don't want to hurt anymore. She is currently reviewing my medical records and I have my second appointment fastly approaching. I am in so much pain I go back and forth between anger/agitation and crying(from pain)/hopelesseness . Hopefully we can get somewhere with this.

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Needhelp Says:

Did you find a good doctor in the Grand Rapids area? I am in the same situation as you. I have recently moved here and I need a good pain management doctor who will not view me as a druggie.

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LEAH Says:

IN 2006 I WAS SUED BY A PAIN CLINIC IN GRAND RAPIDS. THE JUDGE RULED IN MY FAVOR. SINCE THEN THIS DOCTOR HAS RUINED MY GOOD NAME AND I CAN NOT B SEEN IN ANY AIN CLINIC. I AM DISABLED DUE TO CHRONIC BACK AND RIGHT LEG PAIN. I CAN NOT GO ON LIVING IN THIS PAIN. WHAT CAN I DO. DOCTORS STICK UP FOR OTHER DOCTORS ALWAYS!!!!!!

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slumber Says:

What the hell was the grounds for the legal suit?

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LEAH Says:

THE DOCTOR SAID THAT MY MEDICAID CARD WAS GOOD 30 DAYS PAST THE EXPERATION DATE. I KEPT THE CARD SINCE I USE TO BE A MEDICAL BILLER OF MEDICAID. HE SAID THE LAWS CHANGED AND I DID NOT KNOW WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT. I HAD THE PROCEDURE DONE AND SURE ENOUGH MEDICAID DID NOT PAY. THE JUDGE I HAD HAD SEEN THIS DOCTORS ATTORNY IN COUT FOR THE DR FROM THE MIC PAIN CLINIC AT LEAST THREE TIMES A WEEK. HE TOLD HIM NOT TO COME BACK AND RULED SINCE I HAD PROOF I DID NOT HAVE TO PAY. BUT THIS DOCTOR HAS SPREAD A BAD WORD ABOUT ME HERE IN GRAND GRAPIDS.

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Tracy Says:

I am also looking g for a doctor that will prescribe the methadone I have been on for 9 yrs now. I also received norco for breakthrough pain management. Willing to drive to any doctor that will help me. I am in southwest Michigan. If anyone can help I would be eternally grateful.

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Tracy Says:

Are u willing to share the dr's name, address & phone? I will travel. I am on meds for 4 breaks in my back and got my finger cut off a couple weeks ago when a board I was cutting had a knot & threw a piece of wood that cleared the guard & removed the entire tip of my ring finger, damaged only the nail on my middle finger. Please share the doctor's name and number. Thanks! Good luck!

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Falling thru the cracks Says:

Re: Tracy (# 8) Expand Referenced Message

Any luck on any Dr's? I have just gone thru my 2nd Dr calling it quits. Been on oxycodone for 10yrs. No drug seeking behaviour. No red flags. Always passed drugs panels and never tried for early meds.

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