I am reblogging this in hopes it will help someone who needs drugs and is having problems convincing their physicians of this need.
There is nothing in this life more hellish than living in constant, unendurable pain. I know. I did so from 1983 to 1994.
Dr. James Murphy has organized a truly exhaustive list of documentation you can prepare in advance for an appointment with a pain specialist.
This is a summary of how chronic pain patients can effectively prepare for a productive and meaningful visit with their Kentucky physician to address pain care options –especially when care involves the use or potential use of controlled substances. The goal is that patients and physicians will work together to maximize the therapeutic benefits and minimize the inherent risks to patients, physicians, and society.
The patient-physician relationship must be a true partnership based on respect, trust, honesty, and clear communication. The following is a summary of what patients can do to help their physician partners.
This is an excellent idea for many reasons (not only for Kentucky patients), and I can vouch for its effectiveness.
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