I am a Florida resident and need a new doctor or clinic. I have records as well as a pharmacy print out of meds. I was prescribed 30mg oxycodone,10mg Norco and 2mg xanax. I lost old doctor due to moving and looking for one with the least hassle. Meaning that I don't want to jump through hoops. I don't mind drug test or providing records, just don't like to be picked apart. I have had pain issues for years and have had numerous injections and done physical therapy with little or no relief. I know what has worked and need a doctor that will undestand and no want to try a bunch of other stuff. I am hoping to hear from people with personal experience but, any input would be appreciated.
It is my guess that most new PMP will still want to try many of the things that you have already had done. I think they have to show the DEA that they are doing more than just prescribing narcotics. I may be wrong. Goodness knows I've been wrong plenty of times before.
My partner on this community, Sandee1818 lives in FL. She may be able to help you. You may want to send her a PM. She is always happy to help.
We have other members that also live in Florida. They just need to see this post. So I am responding which will pop your post to the top of the list. I hope you are able to locate a great PMP.
I, too, am looking for a new doctor here in FL, in the Crestview, Ft Walton Beach, and Destin area. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I've been having the worst luck. My herniated and bulging discs are flaring up again, full force, and I receive no sympathy from an doctors that I have gone to! =(
I am aware of good PM doctors in the Gainesville and Jacksonville and Tampa areas.
If you are interested in those areas let me know and I will PM the information:)
I also know one in Pensacola as well.
i just was in the hospital with pnumonia, etc i am near gainesville. my doc in tamp is awesome, but i am to ill to travel that far yet, i saw u knew some dr in gainesville. could you tell me who, i live right outside of gainesville, thanks much,
Hi - my sympathies for all who have to seek new doctors due to a move or insurance change, or any other situation. I've had to do the same - mostly due to insurance issues, but also a move that, although was only a 7 minute drive, meant I was in a different State and under the care of a different State agency (good old Medicaid). Many meds have been taken from me due to formulary changes within Medicaid, and even private companies when I had self-pay private insurance.
All that being said, I'd like to say that Florida is frequently in the news due to its many clinics that dispense narcotics quite easily. I just want to caution anyone looking for a Pain Management Doctor there to weigh carefully the ease of getting your medication, with having a good doctor who will follow up with you and make sure you're on a good regimen for pain control. I know many of us feel we know what works best for us, but there are always new things coming out and its always a good idea to periodically be reevaluated by a GOOD Pain Doc.
This week, my internist was telling me about a new treatment for the back - specifically the sacroiliac was being mentioned. Radio Frequency treatment of sorts is able to ablate the nerve just in that area and alleviate the pain. I was really excited about it and plan to look into it. Unfortunately, I doubt I can get it (Medicaid again), but it might be something some of you others with back pain could look into. I also need my esophagus ablated to avoid my pre-cancerous condition from becoming cancer. It's so frustrating because when it becomes cancer, it will cost so much more to treat me! Unless they decide Euthanasia is the new treatment for people like me in the future! (sorry, not a good joke, but feeling a bit neglected!)
Long story short. Please focus on finding a doctor who has your best interest at heart - not just one who will give pills with little hassle. AND BELIEVE me - I know some can be unreasonable the other way - I'm not against narcotics - I'm on them and need them to survive. I just care about you all and want everyone to be smart about the long range picture.
I hope you find someone and can either stay on the meds you know work for you, or find someone with something even better for you. We do care here and wish for the best.
I am looking for a PM doc that takes medicaid,hey stop laughing I'm serious. I see one now but I self pay and cannot afford him anymore and I don't want to look to the streets for relief. I am in the Pensacola Florida area,ya know the OIL state. I'd be so happy if you know of one. Thansk bunches
Hi nagnoybuthappy: I'd like to welcome you to the Pain Management forum. As you know we are a community of chronic pain patients.
I am really sorry you find yourself in this predicament. This is so awful. But I'm glad to hear that you aren't self medicating from the streets. That could cause a world of trouble as you well know.
Normally we don't do doctor referrals on this forum. And I"m in Texas so I couldn't help you in that one anyway. But we do have members from Florida. I'm sure they'll be around later.
Would your present pain doctor make some calls for you to find a doctor? Have you made some calls? I did find this link: http://ahca.myflorida.com/find_dentists.shtml
There may be something on there. Or try this one: http://www.medicaidmap.com/
If these aren't what you're looking for, try googling medicaid list of doctors in florida. I use Dogpile myself. I personally think it's better.
Again welcome to our forum. I"m sure someone will be along to give you a better answer than I.
Lived here for 3 yrs,was seeing a doc for pain management for over yr and A half,injury @ work,been unemployed the past yr,moved to jersey in dec n just moved back to ft lauderdALE,got 2 MRIs done showing tear in sldr n herniated bulge in neck.
Long story short can any1 point me in right direction,dont wanna waste time and especially cash,being im unemployed/uninsured!
I'm also in FL, but I'm on the Treasure Coast, about 1.5 hours north of you. I don't know if I would recommend my PM doc right now. I'm a little irritated and questioning their ethics, myself.
When I was first searching I did a search for "Pain Management Doctors" in South Florida. You get quite a few adds at the top and that's where I found mine. You might also find one just in the search.
It's probably going to cost about $200 for an initial visit to go to most places, and it could be quite a bit more to go to others. I wish I knew of a good place, but I became injured in my move out of Pembroke Pines, and started my PM journey on the other side of the state.
Best of luck!
So saddening to hear of this struggle, I too am struggling to find a pmp in pensacola, fl. Called one today, and they were so rude to me, and didn't even want to make me an appt. If anyone knows a good doc please let me know.
I am a chronic pain patient and I ive in orlando florida. I recently moved here from ky to help my parents due to them BOTH being sick. I have done EVERYTHING I know how to in regards of finding a PAIN DR. here.
I am SICK and NOBODY that I have called or went to will prescribe my pain meds. I take percocet for the BAD pain and it works. I have been on it for over 5 yrs. I found a GREAT dr. in ky, and, I felt compassion from him. Now, I am STUCK.. If ANYONE knows a dr that takes medicaid and prescribes pain meds, PLEASE HELP ME!!!! I will be TOTALLY out of meds on sept. 21st, they were supposed to be filled on the 15th, I have had to make due with less amount a day to make them last as long as possible.. I have progressive MS/ fibro/nueropathy/herniated discs L1,2 and 3, ( the rest are TORN) RA/ RSD/ arthritis/ osteoporosis/etc... PLEASE HELP ME IF ANYONE CAN.. I am so SCARED of the UNKNOWN at this point. You can email me at yahoo---- kmz137 at yahoo *******.
THANKS AND GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS..
I read what you wrote about knowing very good pain medication management doctors and I'm in desperate need of a good understanding physician who will see that I have tried every procedure and done all the tests and I really need medication management at this point. I live in Palm Coast, Florida which isn't far from Jacsonville, Orlando, Daytona Beach Florida and I am willing to travel a reasonable distance to see a good and understanding doctor. I need medication very very soon and I am completly out of my meds and in excruciating pain and need to be seen ASAP. Please send me any and all names of doctors you like. I would be much indeteded to you for any help you can give to me. My Email Address is ***@**** .......
From a mom in chronic pain in Palm Coast, Florida i Thank you for your help in advance .
I have just moved my family from Los Angelkes to Jax/St Augustine. It took a couple years to find a competent PM doctor with some bed side manner & compassion in LA. Most Drs think it is them against the pain winner take all without regard to the patient! Can you send me some good PM docs in Jax/St Augustine?
i am a military wife with herniated disk a L4/5,and degenerative disk disease. i am trying to find a pain management dr. that will understand like i had stationed in KS. i have had several injections,and radio frequency to burn my nerves. where we are stationed at now in ALABAMA i am limited by doctors that say you are fine take an ibuprofen ,but i know crestview,(which is where i am from) miramar, destin,and pensacola are my options with our tricare INSURANCE.can anyone tell me who i should see to get my pain under control with a good dr. ?
I NEED A PAIN CLINIC THAT TAKES MEDICADE ONLY, SOME TAKE IT AS A SECONDARY FORM OF INSURANCE ALONG WITH MEDICARE. RIGHT NOW I AM SEEING A PAIN CLINIC IN HOLLYWOOD. PLEASE HELP I AM ON SSI AND HALF MY CHECK IS FOR COST OF VISIT AND COST OF MEDICATION (METHADONE ) THE LEAST EXPENSIVE AND THE ONE THAT WORKS THE BEST, I HAVE BEEN THERE 10 YEARS THANX MY NAME IS MB
I am new to Florida as well, would like to find a doctor in the Pensacola area for me. If you can help it would be my best Christmas gift of the century!! I cant believe how hard it is to find a doctor that does medication management. Please contact me. Thanks for reading this and have a safe and blessed holiday season. Mary
I am in the Pensacola, Florida area and I am looking for a doctor who will prescribe Methadone. I have tried several pain medications and this works the best and requires the least amount of medication. Any information would be helpful. Thank you!
Hey Sandee I am new to the gainesville area and am suffering from chronic pain. I lived in Tennesse and had a compassionate Dr. I saw for it. After moving out here I have had no Dr.'s that have given me the time of day. I have brand new son that is 3 months old and I can not do my daily functions and live a normal life. Please help me. Shannon
Sorry guys! This is my first forum postings...I forgot to add I need a Medicaid PM doc in Gainesville or nearby surrounding areas. Just looking for one that listens and understands our everyday problems, and doesnt shoo us out the door after seeing us for 5 minutes. Anyone with any information it would be greatly appreciated and if I come across one I will pass the information along as well. Thank you guys! And I truly hope everyone is able to get the help and treatment they need and deserve.
looking for a decent caring pain management Dr. in Gainesville, fl area hav e several injelctions, ongoing and also physical therapy along with weight
control also, just so tired of hurting and nobody listening
I live in jacksonville fla,pain mang. drs are on every street corner in area,walk in 250.00 first visit,with m.r.i. and prec. printout,150.00 every visit there after.Be careful they come and go like crack dealers.
Sandee1818, You said you knew of a good PM Dr in Gainesville, FL? Do you know of one that takes Medicaid besides Dr. C Leber? I have just been approved for medicaid and I can't find another dr besides him that takes it and he claims my case is too advanced for his practice. Thank You, W. Gregory
Hey I just moved to Jacksonville Florida from northern georgia amd am having trouble finding a good PM doctor that I can afford. I am uninsured and was referred by my doc to a clinic here...needless to say I was not impressed the doctor was very rude and uninterested and wanted to give me shots and therapy that I could not afford as well as change my meds (roxicodone 30 and soma)that work and that I have been stable on for years. II am desperate to find a good doctor that will actually listen and have some compassion I will be out of meds in a little over a week and im scared to think of what that will be like. If anyone can give me a good recomendation it would be a lifesaver...
I have just had 2 major spine surgeries and people think im just playing games. I sit informnt of a PC all day and and have a four year old i cant even pick up. if you know one in pensacola i would be greatfule.
hey my name is tim i was wounded in the war and need a good pm in jacksonville fl who will prescibe good pm. if u can give me a good doc who will prescribe the meds pls email me at ***@**** thank u so much tim
I have compressed disc L-3-L-4, L-4-L-5, L-5-S-1 all of them setting on the nerves my doctor has moved and I need another one right away in Pensacola. I have various MRI and doctor notes to back up my pain. Please help in severe pain.
Hi Sandee, I am in the Orange Park, FL area (just outside of Jacksonville) and am trying to find a new PMP. After years (literally) of trying therapy, NSAIDS, Chiropractic, etc... I finally gave in to advice to seek pain management. I had a horrible time finding someone to see me initially because at the time I could not obtain insurance coverage due to pre-existing conditions. The dr that would see me was nice enough but after almost a year of treating with him he was seriously injured in an accident and is no longer in practice. The doctor that took over the practice for him has literally just disappeared now. I am fortunate that now I have insurance and many more options, however I am very unsure of where to go and do not want to waste my time. I am a stay at home mom, I home school my daughter and run my husbands company...not to mention I drive about an hour each way every week to grocery shop and help my mom. I am hoping to find a dr that will not change my meds very much and will be able to offer facet injections/epidural blocks. Thank you so very much for any assistance you may be able to offer.
Hi fish44, I know of two good clinics. 1 is in Kissimmee & the other is in Tampa. As you know they are getting harder & harder to find a good pain management doctor. But the phone number to the 1 in Kissimmee is 407-944 0sixhundred. They are taking new patients and are great, I wish I could go to them. I'm looking for a good pain management around Jacksonville, I'm hoping to find 1 soon as my pain is unbearable! Here I am tonight, can't sleep. :(
If anyone knows of a good pain management doctor around the Jacksonville area PLEASE help! I can not be operated on and ONLY medicine makes my life bearable. :(
I'm in Tampa Fl and in a pain center already but I hate going there they are cash only and I'm a fixed income living off food stamps and staywell insurance.
I suffer from Migraines, neck spams, lower back issues that when off meds like I am now (only because my dr shorted me 2wks of meds to try something new which only gave me heartburn) all I do is hurt everywhere. I'm on Norco been on them for over a year.
I just don't get drs if the patient is pain free on meds why change them? If it aint broke don't fix it!!!!
Does anyone know of a Pain place in Tampa Bay area Ill even drive to Orlando that is how much I need help I really tire of jumping through hoops to get help plus the tether of monthly visits is getting on my nerves hard to plan trips when you have a monthly apt that you can't change. If anyone can help I would be grateful.
I listed 1 above, they also have a sister pain management in Kissimmee. Call them tomorrow and see if they may can help you. But, you must have a current MRI along with pharmacy records and all. Hope this helps you.
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