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Jun 17, 2012
 
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It will be worth the drive. They accept X-rays. Although I had an MRI, they said X-ray or ct scan would be acceptable. Or "radiology" report. They need written report. I went in at 11:45am on a VeRY busy day I believe. They took my cash $235, my MRI and told me I could be seen at 12:30. So I waited and waited. And there are officers that work there... I forge what they're called.. DEA officers? Not sure/ and they screen you and ask questions and look at your past prescriptions they can look up. They explain a lot of stuff and ask a lot of questions to see of u r a legit patient. Then u wait to see the doctor. I was there a total of 5 hours but that was after memorial day so they had patients double booked. The dr exams u... Looks over ur radiology report... Looks at what you've recently taken and how u did with that. But I asked for something stronger and he was fine with taking that and also wrote me for my arthritis. It does seem shady but it's not... They monitor everyone closely and it weeds out the real patients from the abusers. Hope this helps!
What clinic did you go to if you don't mind me asking? I was told they no longer accept patients for same day or even next day appointments. When I called they told me they have 2 offices, one in Beckley the other in Charleston. She said there is a waiting list for the Beckley office & they are booking appts 2-3 weeks out. The wait for the Charleston office is a few days to a week. Now my question is....what is the difference between the office in Beckley & Charleston? Do the same doctors work at both offices are are there different doctors for each office? I was assuming that maybe the reason the Beckley office has a longer waiting list is because the doctors there are maybe nicer and more compassionate.....but this is just a guess. I really do not know. I have heard so many mixed reviews about this place. Some people say it's a pill mill while others say its a legitimate pain clinic. Also, do they require you to also bring in your medical records and/or old pill bottles or prescription history? Just asking because if someone chooses to go there that is from out of state how are they able to get their prescription history and records the same day the patient is there for their appointment? I saw where you said they can look up a persons prescription history but if someone is from out of state how are they able to get this information? Im definitely going for legitimate reasons (also have my medical records dating back 12yrs) but I am just wandering how they separate the people that are truly there for pain management & these other people that just hit place to place to score their dope. I have seen post that say some people have perfect MRI's and just go in complaining of a headache and walk out with pain meds. I hope this isn't one if those places I hear about that just opens for a few months and when you go back for your follow up and the doors are closed. Im looking for something long term and not that type of clinic. Thanks!!!

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Jun 17, 2012
 
If you want a good pain clinic go to a good dr and have them refer you over to one thats what my dr did I am far from wanting taking pills but my pain is what is called "suicide pain" theres days I can't even move I hate narcotics but at this point I see no other choice considering I have a child to take care of I have deteriating arthritis of the spine and it is moving to my hip it was diagnosed when I was 25 im 32 now and just really cant handle it anymore and I have a high pain tolerance I went through 4 surgeries and only took ibu afterwards unless I absolutely had to take a pain pill to sleep and these were major surgeries not some lil crap so it sounds like this hope clinic just treats anyone that walks in that has a xray and the pharmacy they send you to is in partner with them!! Now we all know why WV is one of the highest states with accidently overdoses geez ppl get a hobby!!
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#24
Jun 22, 2012
 
living with pain... is not fun.
glad u got help
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Jun 27, 2012
 
do they take out of state people
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Jun 27, 2012
 
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do they take out of state people
Yes....when you call to set up an appt let them know you are coming from out of town. Fax them a copy of your mri,ct scan, or xray report. Then u can give them a credit /debit card # to process your payment of $235 and they give u an appt. Good luck
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Jul 1, 2012
 
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Did you ever set up an appointment? If so, how did everything go? My pain dr lost his license and I came across this forum. Dont pay any mind to my location. Im actually only 2hrsmy away. Is it worth the trip? Anyone?
Or is anyone willing to elaborate on your experience with this office & the doctors? I have a recent xray report...mri is over 8yrs old so I'm sure they wont accept this. I dont have insurance and cannot afford $2-3,000 for a new one. Im hoping my xray report and medical records dating back 5yrs will be ok. I also have lupus.b
Any info someone can provide would be helpful.
There is one in beckley too i know several ppeople who go they usually start u onn perks next month 15s then 3s they r strict on pill counts but not marks or powder n ur nose!
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Jul 1, 2012
 
The one in beckley the doctor is a OB/GYN doc LOL whos been arrested several times n the reason the wait is so long is bc they been open for couple yrs. And the DEA being there dont help nothing!!
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What clinic did you go to if you don't mind me asking? I was told they no longer accept patients for same day or even next day appointments. When I called they told me they have 2 offices, one in Beckley the other in Charleston. She said there is a waiting list for the Beckley office & they are booking appts 2-3 weeks out. The wait for the Charleston office is a few days to a week. Now my question is....what is the difference between the office in Beckley & Charleston? Do the same doctors work at both offices are are there different doctors for each office? I was assuming that maybe the reason the Beckley office has a longer waiting list is because the doctors there are maybe nicer and more compassionate.....but this is just a guess. I really do not know. I have heard so many mixed reviews about this place. Some people say it's a pill mill while others say its a legitimate pain clinic. Also, do they require you to also bring in your medical records and/or old pill bottles or prescription history? Just asking because if someone chooses to go there that is from out of state how are they able to get their prescription history and records the same day the patient is there for their appointment? I saw where you said they can look up a persons prescription history but if someone is from out of state how are they able to get this information? Im definitely going for legitimate reasons (also have my medical records dating back 12yrs) but I am just wandering how they separate the people that are truly there for pain management & these other people that just hit place to place to score their dope. I have seen post that say some people have perfect MRI's and just go in complaining of a headache and walk out with pain meds. I hope this isn't one if those places I hear about that just opens for a few months and when you go back for your follow up and the doors are closed. Im looking for something long term and not that type of clinic. Thanks!!!
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#29
Jul 1, 2012
 
You are clearly a pill head looking for pills. If you were really looking for your husband then why are you asking about something bigger than a percocet 10mg. Sounds like you know your pills.
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#30
Sep 3, 2012
 
Someone told me that The Hope Pain Center just recently opened up 2 more clinics for pain patients.....don't quote me on this but I heard the 2 new locations are in Virginia? Has anyone else heard about this?

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Pill heads are the type of ppl I can't stand you keep the ppl who are really suffering not be able to get help!! I am tired of being treated like a pill head when I get referred out somewhere by my one and only Dr.! I was refered to Dr Nash and after a 3 1/2 hour wait setting in the hallway floor, because the waiting room was packed, and as I watched person after person have their 2 min visits and walked out with a script for some type of high narcotic ex one guy was on morophine and oxycotin wtf!! My visit was about 5 mins long and all I got was him telling me " he will call my Dr to see what he wants to do?" I looked at him knowing this is now 4 hours later after my appt time and said " You flippen moron thats why he sent me to you because he was out of options" Needless to say my Dr was pissed and to beat it all never heard a word from him and they live beside each other as well!! I guess cause I am not a pill popper then I am not eligible for relief of real pain, and taking it as directed!! I refuse to pay to go to a drug clinic, if insurance doesn't cover it then it's shady!!
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Sep 4, 2012
 
For all calling me a pill head... Just to let you know doctors in WV suck. I went back to Chicago to a surgeon and told him I've been in tons of therapy and chiropractors and all have said I should be able to rehab my back and get off meds. I tried and tried and did everything they told me to do. None of them felt it was necessary to do another MRI when my previous one was two years ago! So I found a surgeon here that I've heard wonderful things about and he ordered me a test called a discography and also X-rays where I bent in several different positions. By doing this... He found out that I have broken bones all around two of my disks! So not only Do I have 3 herniated disks but two of them have broken bones on each side of the disks. They are considered unstable and every time I bend over they are just moving around hitting on my nerves and causing a ton of shooting pain! I highly recommend taking the initiative and ask the doctors to order those types of test to see what's really going on. Bulging/herniated disks should be able to get better with PT and stretching. Doctors kept telling me, "there's no reason you shouldn't be better by now." so... My advice is if you've spent 6 months or more in therapy and youre still not better then you need to get further tests done. The discography and also maybe and EMG. Any "pain" doctor Should be able to order these tests. I have an 11 month old son and want more kids in the future. I actually want to get off ALL meds and live to the highest I can. So yes, there are pill heads but there are also people who just haven't found the right doctor who goes the extra mile so you get the right diagnostic. I will be having surgery in October to fuse the bottom two levels and fix the broken bones. I am SO excited to have it done and get back to my life. My dr also told me that after two weeks.... Most of the healing is emotionally and psychologically. Gettin through the withdraws and weened off the narcotics in the right way. One symptom of withdraws is back pain so that's why so many people still think they need meds. Please... Find a doctor who will go through all of it with you! he put it to me like this: of you hear a funny noise in your car and take it to a muffler shop they will fix the muffler. If you take the same car with the same noise to a break shop then they wo change the breaks! Pain doctors will do injections and were scripts... Orthopaedic doctors will put you in physical therapy and were scripts... But a spine surgeon or neuro surgeon will continue to test until they find the right diagnostic. Then they will operate. Good luck to you all! Find a doctor that specializes in the part of your body that is painful. Back issues... Go to a spine specialist! Stay away from ones who hit write scripts. Hope pain clinic is great for people who have done it all, even surgery and still will never be pain free. Like people who have suffered from a terrible car accident or some thing like that. and please... Do not judge people until you've been there before. We are all made up of different parts to us... Different pain tolerances, different emotions, chemicals, genes, doctors friends and family putting things in your head. Take control of your life and body, trust your gut and find answers!

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For all calling me a pill head... Just to let you know doctors in WV suck. I went back to Chicago to a surgeon and told him I've been in tons of therapy and chiropractors and all have said I should be able to rehab my back and get off meds. I tried and tried and did everything they told me to do. None of them felt it was necessary to do another MRI when my previous one was two years ago! So I found a surgeon here that I've heard wonderful things about and he ordered me a test called a discography and also X-rays where I bent in several different positions. By doing this... He found out that I have broken bones all around two of my disks! So not only Do I have 3 herniated disks but two of them have broken bones on each side of the disks. They are considered unstable and every time I bend over they are just moving around hitting on my nerves and causing a ton of shooting pain! I highly recommend taking the initiative and ask the doctors to order those types of test to see what's really going on. Bulging/herniated disks should be able to get better with PT and stretching. Doctors kept telling me, "there's no reason you shouldn't be better by now." so... My advice is if you've spent 6 months or more in therapy and youre still not better then you need to get further tests done. The discography and also maybe and EMG. Any "pain" doctor Should be able to order these tests. I have an 11 month old son and want more kids in the future. I actually want to get off ALL meds and live to the highest I can. So yes, there are pill heads but there are also people who just haven't found the right doctor who goes the extra mile so you get the right diagnostic. I will be having surgery in October to fuse the bottom two levels and fix the broken bones. I am SO excited to have it done and get back to my life. My dr also told me that after two weeks.... Most of the healing is emotionally and psychologically. Gettin through the withdraws and weened off the narcotics in the right way. One symptom of withdraws is back pain so that's why so many people still think they need meds. Please... Find a doctor who will go through all of it with you! he put it to me like this: of you hear a funny noise in your car and take it to a muffler shop they will fix the muffler. If you take the same car with the same noise to a break shop then they wo change the breaks! Pain doctors will do injections and were scripts... Orthopaedic doctors will put you in physical therapy and were scripts... But a spine surgeon or neuro surgeon will continue to test until they find the right diagnostic. Then they will operate. Good luck to you all! Find a doctor that specializes in the part of your body that is painful. Back issues... Go to a spine specialist! Stay away from ones who hit write scripts. Hope pain clinic is great for people who have done it all, even surgery and still will never be pain free. Like people who have suffered from a terrible car accident or some thing like that. and please... Do not judge people until you've been there before. We are all made up of different parts to us... Different pain tolerances, different emotions, chemicals, genes, doctors friends and family putting things in your head. Take control of your life and body, trust your gut and find answers!
Afreakinmen, someone that understands! Please make sure surgery is the only way to go, as I have being given that option and have refused it! I have deteriating arthritis of the spine, a hairline fracture, 5 crushed disc and it is now moving into my right hip! I have lost so much enjoyment in life. This is heriditary, I am only 32 and I found out when I was 25 I am proud to say I toughed the pain out as long as possible and up until about 6 months ago I could not tolerate it anymore and unfortunatly I had to turn to pain killers which I only take when I can't handle the pain and I have a high pain tolerance so I do what I have to but dont like it!!
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Sep 19, 2012
 
Is this place still open
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Sep 19, 2012
 
i was recently diagnosed with euterine cancer, i stay in pain all of the time. I had back surgrery from a work injury three yrs ago, then i had a gastric bypass, which led into mrsa, then in july i had a hernia and now my gaulbladder needs taken out. My doctor has referred me to pain clinics in beckley but they have very long waiting lists. I am truely in pain and wish i could find someone to help, i am in the area this week and wonder if anyone could give me the number to this new clinic, i would appreciate the help> I have been on the same meds same dose for three yrs I do not want strong meds just something that may hlp manage the pain. Thanks
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Oct 1, 2012
 
Is a joke
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#37
Oct 7, 2012
 
Most states have a tracking system that tracks every prescription within the state.Now I think there's a online hub that lets the doctors, dea, and pharmacies check to see if your getting prescriptions in any/all states.So you should not have to take your old bottles with you even if your out of state.Maybe you should ask to make sure.
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What clinic did you go to if you don't mind me asking? I was told they no longer accept patients for same day or even next day appointments. When I called they told me they have 2 offices, one in Beckley the other in Charleston. She said there is a waiting list for the Beckley office & they are booking appts 2-3 weeks out. The wait for the Charleston office is a few days to a week. Now my question is....what is the difference between the office in Beckley & Charleston? Do the same doctors work at both offices are are there different doctors for each office? I was assuming that maybe the reason the Beckley office has a longer waiting list is because the doctors there are maybe nicer and more compassionate.....but this is just a guess. I really do not know. I have heard so many mixed reviews about this place. Some people say it's a pill mill while others say its a legitimate pain clinic. Also, do they require you to also bring in your medical records and/or old pill bottles or prescription history? Just asking because if someone chooses to go there that is from out of state how are they able to get their prescription history and records the same day the patient is there for their appointment? I saw where you said they can look up a persons prescription history but if someone is from out of state how are they able to get this information? Im definitely going for legitimate reasons (also have my medical records dating back 12yrs) but I am just wandering how they separate the people that are truly there for pain management & these other people that just hit place to place to score their dope. I have seen post that say some people have perfect MRI's and just go in complaining of a headache and walk out with pain meds. I hope this isn't one if those places I hear about that just opens for a few months and when you go back for your follow up and the doors are closed. Im looking for something long term and not that type of clinic. Thanks!!!
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sorry sweetheart but my posts was directed to Hagatha not you .
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I am a patient at the clinic in charleston and i have nothad a problem there i have been for 6 months .i had back surgery and need another and its pain everyday and if not for my medicine i couldnt do what needs to be done everyday like work and clean and take care of kids ,i have to have another surgery and i hate taking meds i really do but sometimes you cant help it ,but there are some people there that are shady i have seen them and smelled them ! the smokers have to smoke every 5 minutes while they wait their turn and the waiting room reeks of it and makes me sick ,but it is nice and the auditors that work there are the cops and they are wonderful and the girls at the desk are great ! and the doctors too! i reccomend it
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Oct 9, 2012
 
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I am a patient at the clinic in charleston and i have nothad a problem there i have been for 6 months .i had back surgery and need another and its pain everyday and if not for my medicine i couldnt do what needs to be done everyday like work and clean and take care of kids ,i have to have another surgery and i hate taking meds i really do but sometimes you cant help it ,but there are some people there that are shady i have seen them and smelled them ! the smokers have to smoke every 5 minutes while they wait their turn and the waiting room reeks of it and makes me sick ,but it is nice and the auditors that work there are the cops and they are wonderful and the girls at the desk are great ! and the doctors too! i reccomend it
email me please trinbugsmommy424@yahoo.com
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Oct 17, 2012
 
Could you please email me @ mommykristyshouse@yahoo.com
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