I really like my pain doctor. He has been a huge help for several years. Two days before Christmas I got a call that they had to reschedule my knee shots (synvisc) because he was no longer with the practice. ????? There was no notice, no letter to patients, nothing. Just this call from someone who honestly did not have a single clue as to why he left or if he was opening another practice in town or moving or what. Today I got the first shot. The staff has zero idea why he would do only one knee at a time as they normally do both if both are needed. The doctor is going to go through my file to see if there is a reason to do only one at a time, otherwise they will do both. I like the doctor I saw today. I also saw one of the newer docs there about six mos ago and really liked him also. So I will problem stay with them unless my doctor opens a practice in town. The nurse who helped iwth my shot today said he had heard rumors that my doctor didn't like some things that were being done there, and that he had been working at a cancer hospital and had a chance to be top dog at the new cancer hospital that is opening in Atlanta. I NEVER expected anything like this. My famly care doctor also moved practice early this year with no notice, and two months before that his nurse practitioner left for no reason wtih no notice. Is this a new 'normal' thing, to just leave a practice or move it with no warning and no letter to patients? I find it bizarre and unprofessional. I feel very fortunate that the docs at the pain clinic are working to handle my doctor's patient load rather than leaving us with no care at all.