I am having a huge issue with my current pain management clinic to the degree that I am going to look for a new one. In fact if I had known about the problems with this place before I started there I dont think I would have ever walked in the doors. I have no clue if any of you remember that they have PA's that see the patients there but they have one actual MD who does procedures on two days a week but they book those procedures as many as possible to increase revenue. Im not stupid. I sit and watch. First visit I was there they tried to convince me to do a trial of a shot in my back. They said if that worked I would do one that lasted longer. Well that trial one hurt like a @itch. I have had to practically beat them off to stay at the low doses of medications I am on now. Last June this PA saw me and talked about this epidural procedure that he said might help me. I said I would look into it and think about it. Instead of discussing it with me at the next appointment,he went ahead and told the front desk to schedule me for the procedure at my next appointment. I told the front desk absolutely not. They got snippy, I got snippy back and we have been going back and forth since then. Finally I was supposed to have an appointment mid September but they refused to see me until I had the procedure. I refused to have the procedure! They said well I had to schedule the procedure and talk to the doctor when I was in the room. Well fine then. They went into their whole spiel about bringing a driver, nothing to eat or drink ...blah blah. I told them whatever. You should have seen their faces when I showed up without a driver...lmao. Actually...I cant do that stupid procedure even if I wanted it, which I dont. Its a steroid shot straight into the spinal canal. Oh that sounds like a wonderful idea for a bipolar person doesnt it? Especially for one who reacts badly to even small steroid shots in my knees. Yeah...lets just mainline steroids straight to my brain through my spine! Anyone wanna go on a magic carpet ride! This place wont even view my most current MRI of my spine. I have tried to get it to them every which way possible and they just arent interested. They say they have one from somewhere but I have no clue where. It has to be older than hell. Or its just my knees. Probably CT's and my knees. Then to top it off and make this not a complete novel. The PA shorted my medications. He cut me from 45 mgs of morphine twice a day to 30 mgs of morphine twice a day without even telling me. I didnt notice it until I took the scripts to the pharmacy. And he cut my PRN pain medications to 30 pills a month. His reasoning was that because they made me wait 17 days past my appointment date to get in to see them and I managed it that I didnt need to be on the regular dosage I was on. The way I made it was because I knew they were keeping me waiting and I had slowly weaned down enough that I could stretch the medications out...I was miserable. It doesnt mean I want to continue to be. Now I went online to find out how to file a complaint on these people and I find out that the MD has been sanctioned for employing a PA that didnt have her PA license back in 02. Then the PA that saw me has ALL kinds of stuff on him! Like he has a DUI on his record, he was convicted of larceny, he was sanctioned in 05 for walking out of a clinic because he got in a fight with a MD and he left an entire office of patients without a dr there! How does NC allow a lying, thieving, drunk be a pain clinic dr? Oh...and then today...this pain clinic has been calling Tony and Billy relentlessly all day trying to reach them. Hmm...maybe its because I threatened to call the AMA and make a complaint.