Hi I am brand new to the site ... hello
anyway I was seeing a great doctor for 6 years , it got to be once every other moth I was seeing him and the insurance was covering everything buy $24 a month, so I was set.
Well this May 3 days before my appointment I get a call saying my doctor had died.... omg.... I actually had 5 pills left as I was trying to taper down on my own. So I made 5 pills last 2 weeks ( 8mg pills ) and I thought ok that will be that, well 2-3 days later BAM!!! instant withdrawl, I had some valium, oxy ( 5mg ) gabba pentin. these all helped but tha pain and mental anguish was horrible.
then I get a call from a " new clinic " I called a few weeks before everything seems great oh the accept insurance and all seems rosie, but then I learn ( even with my history of being " clean " for 6 years except bup) the first payment is $575, and appointments after are $275...
I think ok I can do this insurance will cover some and it will be ok, LOL turns out the officer manager is a LIAR and they are making us patients do the insurance reimbursement, which ok I was doing BEFORE, but these quacks at the new office can not even get me a RECEIPT with the codes, tax id #, nsi # ... etc. lol
I finally 1.2 weeks later get a receipt with ONE code lol missing all the other things that she knows I NEED for insurance, THEN they call in the wrong med..... and if you try to call you have to go through the " other office " because his suboxone office is different, seems the right hand knows NOTHING just like the left hand.
NOW to break the camels back today I go in and pay $275 for the usual 5 minute talk. ( was 30-40 min with deceased doctor ) and as I sign the UA paper it says on the bottom "patient blah blah will pay blah blah $300..???? now these fools are charging me $300 for a UA... and not one WORD has been talked about ANY drug test in the 5 minute sessions we have ( that he bills as 30 minutes ). I really want to leave the guys name as this doctor needs to be dis barred I looked up his record and he was on probation through the state recently.
I am at wits end tomorrow I get my months scrip from pharmacy ( thay had to order it ).. I am going to try my own taper schedule . I figure I can make 27 8mg pills last aroud 2.5 months, as 2 mg seems to work just fine.
it is sooo sad I had a caring loving doctor that WAS NOT in it for the money and he died, now I have / had ( as I am done with him) a doctor tha t is in it for the MONEY period. he does not care about anything except his flash BMw he pulls up in and his bank account. I went from being able to pay ALL MY DEBTS with the deceased doctor to now GOING into debt $2,000 for 3 visits and not even 90 pills lol he actually counts the days and if its 27 days that's what I get , not 30.... watch out if you are in Portland Oregon they are all about money and NOT helping you.