I'm a retired navy SEAL of 25-years and have been seeing a PCP for about two years now. I no longer wish to work with her so I have switched doctors. I suppose the ER dr observed that I was getting meds from my original PCP as well as my psych and THEN sees a new dr on the scene because I no longer wish to see my original PCP. I DO NOT ask or am I prescribed pain meds. I have TBI and anxiety secondary to PTSD. I'd like to file a complaint on this ER doctor. THoughts?
Polyprovider and polypharmacy are both considered red flags for the misuse, abuse, and diversion of controlled substances. While the ER doctor may have been wrong in thinking that about you, s/he had an entirely rational basis to be concerned about the possibility of doctor shopping and hence may not be worthy of such a complaint. Best of luck.
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