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Can i be seen by the same doctor if i was dismissed by them over 4 years ago for pain management?

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Dr. Robert Killian answered

Specializes in General Practice

Making Amends: Have you made your amends to them? Have you entered recovery? Are you clean? Rigorously honest?

Answered 8/2/2014

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Dr. Robert Madden answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Depends : Totally up to your physician & the approach you take to reconcile the relationship. The doctor-patient relationship is one of trust & that often needs to be earned and redeemed.

Answered 4/1/2015

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Dr. Kenneth Backstrand answered

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Yes: If the doctor who dismissed you is willing to re-accept you there are no reasons you couldn't see him/her again.

Answered 8/2/2014

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Dr. Robert McMurtrie answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Depends: A doctor/patient relationship is a two way street. The best you can do is be honest with your new doctor about the reason for your dismissal. Each doctor is different, obviously, and may have different tolerances about the reason for your prior dismissal. Honestly, many doctors may just wish to avoid a potential problem. It will take patience on your part and an open mind for your new doctor.

Answered 12/13/2017

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Dr. Vivek Iyer answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Yes: You are welcome to see another doctor. The reasons under which you were dismissed will come up. No doctor is ever obligated to prescribe opioids/narcotics to any patient. Prescribing opioids is a professional risk for a physician, and it is a safety risk for a patient. So when a physician doesn't feel comfortable prescribing medication, he is concerned of the patient's safety or their license.

Answered 12/13/2017

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