Last month, I shared how GPs (Generally Pathetics) can delay your treatment. This month, I'd like to share how red tape and mix ups can frustrate the begeebers outta you when on a mission to experience less pain.
I began seeing a chiropractor a few months ago in a quest to rid myself of some of the pain. I can't always tell what the source of the pain is as almost all of my diagnoses (and the list is long and distinguised) all have the same symptoms. Is it Fibro pain? Arthritis pain? TMJ pain? Headache pain? Aches due to thyroid disease? Peri menopause? Or did I stub my toe on the wall unit in my brain fogged state walking from the uncomfortable bed to the overstuffed couch?
So I tried the chiropractor who said he could help me get rid of at least the pain in my neck. While there I met the physician's assistant who asked me a bunch of questions and suggested things I might do. After a few months, it was apparent that the pain in my neck wasn't due to bones out of alignment so I stopped going.
A month after seeing her, I received a phone call from a compounding pharmacy in Florida one day asking me for my insurance info to send me some pain cream I never knew I was prescribed. I thought it was a joke or a scam at first because I live in Indiana. Surely there were compounding pharmacies in my own state. In fact, there are at least two of them in NW Indiana where I used to go to get my hormone cream made up.
After several phone calls back and forth to the pharmacy, the physician's assistant, the insurance company and a psychiatrist (okay that one was poetic license), I discovered that the PA wasn't in network and, therefore, couldn't prescribe for me.
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