Does the DEA suggest appointment frequencies for people taking schedule IV drugs (Tramadol)? My copays are so high & I have $15, 000+ credit card debt.

DEA. DEA does not dictate appointments - but what they do to doctors that do not have strict rules with regard to controlled medications is significant - the current trend is to see patients monthly if they are on opioids and to do monitoring of the medication use. With regard to your co-pays its called Obamacare! - get used to more expenses on your part.