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Are most primary care physicians willing to help manage chronic pain meds-schedule III 4 established/responsible patient or is that typically referred?

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Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Consider evaluation

You might also consider (if you have not already) being evaluated for the cause of your chronic pain.
Some forms of chronic pain (such as fibromyalgia) might actually respond better to non-narcotic medications.

In brief: Consider evaluation

You might also consider (if you have not already) being evaluated for the cause of your chronic pain.
Some forms of chronic pain (such as fibromyalgia) might actually respond better to non-narcotic medications.
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
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Dr. Neal Birnbaum
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Maybe

Some pcps will be comfortable writing for narcotics while others may want you to see a pain management specialist.
If you have a chronic problem and have been on a stable dose of a specific narcotic for some period of time, the likelihood of the pcp accepting the responsibilty of refilling the prescription may be greater.

In brief: Maybe

Some pcps will be comfortable writing for narcotics while others may want you to see a pain management specialist.
If you have a chronic problem and have been on a stable dose of a specific narcotic for some period of time, the likelihood of the pcp accepting the responsibilty of refilling the prescription may be greater.
Dr. Neal Birnbaum
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