Doctor says no to pain meds because the town has too many addicts, my partner moved to the island 2 years ago, he had no problem getting his meds from his previous doctor but now he has to see someone here on the island. Patrick has serious back problems and he's 62 years old. the doctor at the clinic he went to said she would definately not prescribe pain meds for him because the town has a reputation for having drug problems. That's the most ridiculous statement I've heard a doctor make in 25 years. There are drug problems in every city and town in the country and as far as the island goes one town's problems are no different then the other towns. How can a doctor refuse to treat a patient for pain when the documentation is right there, my friend brought everything he could to show this doctor he wasn't just pill shopping. What can he do to get help? finding a doctor on the big island of hawaii is very difficult, we don't have enough doctor's to meet the influx of new people moving to the island.
Thank you for replying to my earlier question about pain. i appriciate it.