Hello everyone! I hope you're all doing okay! I need some opinions. I recently had to leave the military heath system. Now I am part of the civilian system. I finally saw my new doctor today and she said if I want refills on my pain or anxiety medications I need to go see specialists. She is a family medicine doctor and her profile said she deals with pain, sciatica, depression, etc.
she stated that she does not ethically believe in prescribing opiates, benzodiazepines, and other dangerous or highly addictive medications. She wants me to go see an orthopedic doctor, a pain specialist, neurologist, and psychiatrist. I was seeing a neurologist, psychiatrist in the military system. They wrote her letters of all my mediciations that theyve prescribed and what was working best. They advised that she please keep me on my current regimen.
My conditions are:
Chronic back pain
So she took me off my Ativan for anxiety and put me on Atarax. She won't refill my Toradol injection, or Vicodin. Luckily I have lots and don't take them daily, so I have enough to last.
Now I have to fight insurance to approve all these specialists and copays.
She seemed like a nice woman but I was just a bit put off when she said "wow, you're on a lot of medications I don't like". And that she "ethically" doesn't approve in prescribing my medications.
What are your guys' thoughts? I'm still new to civilian healthcare and am so concerned fused.