My question involves public health law in the State of: New York
In the past few months, I've had several issues with my general practitioner. The issues began when she left on maternity leave and other doctors had to take on her patients while she was gone.
The 1st incidence: The new policy for anyone being prescribed controlled substances is a random drug screen. I am fine with this however, I've experienced on several occasions that I cannot urinate at the drop of a hat when doctors have asked for urine samples. That afternoon when I was seeing the other physician to get my controlled medications that I was currently out of, I signed the consent to allow drug testing. They expected a urine sample and stated that I could not get my scripts until they received this sample to do the test. Of course I experienced problems again due to not being able to urinate (which I am almost positive that my Crohn's Disease is the reason for this issue and the fistula I had a few months prior) I asked them If they could use a different method (draw blood, hair testing or any other way they can test). It was like they weren't listening to me and not taking my individual needs into consideration. I was drinking water and trying to go.. I did this for 5 hours when finally I told the doctor that I couldn't take it no longer. I went in the bathroom more than 10 times and was pushing to try to go. I started feeling stomach pains (the ones that comes with Crohn's) and at this point I was willing to walk out of there without my prescriptions if they couldn't find some other way of testing me. I was so upset and told the doctor there that I would write a letter about this experience. It was extremely embarrassing and all they had to do is take a blood sample. Well, the doctor there stated that she didn't even think of that and that they would draw my blood, write me the scripts and send me on my way.
The letter stated that everything on the drug screen came back fine.
2nd incidence: this past month when I called for my meds. I called and ordered the usual refills and the receptionist said that they would be ready the next day. On my way there (I drive 1 hour to get to this doctors' office) I phoned the office to check to be sure the med scripts were ready. A nurse got on the phone and said I needed an office visit to get another script for these meds. Okay??? Why didn't someone, anyone there tell me this prior to me getting in the car to drive there. It's like they threw up their hands and said "Oh Well". I said that I could meet with the doctor when I get there if it's necessary to get my scripts. The nurse was rude and I always stick up for myself and my needs when in a position like this.
3rd & final incidence: I got to the office , waited for the doctor and she basically said that I was disrespectful to the nurse, & then looked at my drug screen that came back normal besides the fact that it didn't show that xanax was in my blood and she had an "issue" with that. I was in need of my meds and at the time of the blood test.. it was 8pm or 7pm and I hadn't taken any xanax in 2 days. Plus my script is written "take as needed PRN" so anywayI feel like she was looking for something so she could discontinue the relationship.
A week later: I received a letter that stated I was discharged from their care "based on me breaking your pain contract and inappropriate behavior toward staff" . Pain contract?
I think they meant controlled substance contract, but even so, I never broke the contract as stated in the 1st letter I received. I dont abuse my medications and I don't want something like that on my med records that may effect my future care.
How can I get this off my records?