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Helper

New York, NY

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#21
Dec 6, 2012
 
Dear Confused,
Who is the doctor you found in Bristol? I'm looking for help for an elderly friend of mine who has chronic hand pain. She doesn't want to take pain meds. She wants and needs a good diagnostician who can tell her what her options are, so that she can get the most out of the rest of her life. Advice from anyone will be welcome. The information here about the local pain clinics doesn't sound encouraging.
very happy

Lyman, SC

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#22
Dec 14, 2012
 
confused wrote:
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I moved here 3 yrs ago and PMA was the first place my primary doctor referred me to. I've been a legitimate chronic pain patient for 2 years at the time. I went to PMA and was told they don't accept chronic patients only acute. They never even bothered to check my vast medical records substantiating my condition.
I'm still a chronic patient and finally found a legitimate doctor in Bristol (which is a long drive for me) that I've seen for two years now.
So, do you have to buy your way in or something?
Goodness knows Id never get in Dr if I had to buy my way in being on SSD. It was over 10 yrs since I first got into PMA and I know alot has changed with all the government hoops drs have to jump thru and put you thru now just to treat you... Holly Broadwater at PMA has always went thru my records throughly and if there was question has made sure I had appt for MRI ,CTs whatever I needed before I left the office. Since my first cervical surgery 10 yrs ago to 2 shoulder surgeries to another cervical surgery 4mo. ago. I would see if you could get appt with her she works out of kpt office on mondays and fridays and the rest of the week in JC office. I do know some people have had problems with Dr Ward...but Holly works under Smyth. Also Shannon is a great one but Ive just had her when Holly was out so we just kept all meds the same til the next visit with Holly. I am lucky that I got started yrs ago before all the red tape...They drug test 2-3 times yr..ramdomly..and pill count each month.
very happy

Lyman, SC

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#23
Dec 14, 2012
 
Helper wrote:
Dear Confused,
Who is the doctor you found in Bristol? I'm looking for help for an elderly friend of mine who has chronic hand pain. She doesn't want to take pain meds. She wants and needs a good diagnostician who can tell her what her options are, so that she can get the most out of the rest of her life. Advice from anyone will be welcome. The information here about the local pain clinics doesn't sound encouraging.
PMA also has all the new injections, tens units and an amazing compounding gel that works great for RA and nerve pain...theirs alot of options besides surgery..best of luck...
okitsme

Charlotte, NC

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#24
Dec 16, 2012
 
My mother has insurance and still has to pay $215 a visit at The Pain Center. What's going on?
Age Matters

Jonesborough, TN

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#25
Feb 6, 2013
 
I Hurt My Back & It Has Been A Vey Long & Miserable Process! I Am Fairly Young I Was 23 At The Time Of My Accident & The Only Thing I Have Heard The Entire Time Has Been Referenced To My Age! Initially My Doctor Didnt Even Believe Me Took 2 Months Before MRI Was Ordered! Eventually I Had Surgery After Surgery I Felt Worse Then I Was Refered To Dr. Ward! He Is By Far The Worst Doctor I Have Ever Crossed Paths With My Entire Life! He Is Rude Disrespectful Unappropriate. My Primary Doctor Requested The Injections In A Certain Location After Two Rounds w/ Dr. Ward He Still Did Not Perform The Injetions Requested By My Doctor! Eventually He Became My Primary Doctor For Meds! And I Will Be Very Honest I Did Fail My 1st Test Which I Was Upfront W/ Him About Prior To Knowing I Would Take A Test That Day! But I Only Failed For Taking Some Of A Medication That I Had Been Prescribed Earlier In Addition To My Regular Meds Because My Main Doctor At The Time Continued To Decrease My Meds Though They couldnt Get Me ANY Better Because Of "Standard Oprate Procedure" So I Was Miserable! I Was Upfront W/ Him Because I Felt I Had Nothing To Hide! At The Time He Said No Problem Just Take To Show I Had Nothing Else! Next Visit I Had Only The Meds I'd Made Him Aware Of But He Said I Never Told Him I Was A Liar! He Also Wanted Me To Get Another Surgical Procedure Done That I had Requested A 2nd Opnion On Considering He Made His Decision Of The Procedure Within 5 Mins Of Talking With Me! Sorry Thats Not Enough Time For Me To Make A Lifetime Commitment! So He Twisted My Words Of Requesting A 2nd Opinion Into Refusing The Procedure! He Yelled At Me & Said Many Unappropriate Comments That Were Very Unprofessional! I Have Taken Steps To Report His Idea Of Doctor Patient Communication! His Nurse Isnt Much Better! To Very Honest People Who Abuse Do Mess It Up For People Who Need It However Because People Who Abuse It Messing Things Up Have Resulted In Doctors Making It So Hard For Those Who Need It That Many People Who Need The Help Have Had To Turn Friends & Family For Meds Because They Cant Get What They NEED From The Doctor Then Those People Get Put Into The Abuser Category! Chronic Pain Is Horrible & It Controls Every Aspect Of A Persons Life & At Some point if the Doctor Dont Help The Person Will Figure Out How To Help Their Self! Sorry For the Bit Of A Rant But I Hope Details Can Make The Ones So Quick To Judge Maybe Understand! BUT I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS DOCTOR AT ALL!!! HE SHOULD NOT PRACTICE MEDICINE IN AWAY WHATS SO EVER! However The Pain Med Assoc. Office In Johnson City I Have Heard Good Things About Some Of The Doctors Based Out Of That Office But I Have Not Been Treated By Any Of Them! I Know Dr. Smith Is One In That Office But I Cant Recall The Doctors Name At The Moment That I Have Heard Positive Things About!
chronic pain sufferer

Williamston, SC

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#26
Feb 14, 2013
 
confused wrote:
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I moved here 3 yrs ago and PMA was the first place my primary doctor referred me to. I've been a legitimate chronic pain patient for 2 years at the time. I went to PMA and was told they don't accept chronic patients only acute. They never even bothered to check my vast medical records substantiating my condition.
I'm still a chronic patient and finally found a legitimate doctor in Bristol (which is a long drive for me) that I've seen for two years now.
So, do you have to buy your way in or something?
So could u please let me know where u go in bristol and Dr name cuz I can't be seen atPMA either
needhelp2

Knoxville, TN

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#27
Apr 25, 2013
 
confused wrote:
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I moved here 3 yrs ago and PMA was the first place my primary doctor referred me to. I've been a legitimate chronic pain patient for 2 years at the time. I went to PMA and was told they don't accept chronic patients only acute. They never even bothered to check my vast medical records substantiating my condition.
I'm still a chronic patient and finally found a legitimate doctor in Bristol (which is a long drive for me) that I've seen for two years now.
So, do you have to buy your way in or something?
I have two ruptured discs in my back and just got diagnosed with degenerative disc disease along with Rheumatoid Arthritis, TMJ, and An Anxiety disorder. I live in Bristol,TN and would like to know the Dr. you are seeing in Bristol, please. I don't drive, the pain is too bad so I need one in Bristol.PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
Old Guy

Kingsport, TN

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#28
Apr 27, 2013
 
In Bristol, there's what used to be SPMC (Southeastern Pain Management...) It's now under Wellmont and renamed to what I believe is Wellmont Pain Management...

Website: http://www.wellmont.org/Wellmont-Physicians/W...
sick of hurting

Christiansburg, VA

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#29
Oct 21, 2013
 
I have had 3 back surgeries..neck,lumbar and SI joint..the first ever SI joint fusion by the doc that did it. Now have been referred to PMA n am scared of all these reviews. Im a nurse ( disabled now) n I am scared pma won' t understand..my life is misery n now I fear will only get worse n if they do not treat chronic pain what will I do?? I just want my life back!!
Friend

Westminster, MD

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#30
Oct 22, 2013
 
sick of hurting wrote:
I have had 3 back surgeries..neck,lumbar and SI joint..the first ever SI joint fusion by the doc that did it. Now have been referred to PMA n am scared of all these reviews. Im a nurse ( disabled now) n I am scared pma won' t understand..my life is misery n now I fear will only get worse n if they do not treat chronic pain what will I do?? I just want my life back!!
go to hmg in church hill. Go to the np side and u will get whatever u want .
bucky

Knoxville, TN

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#31
Oct 22, 2013
 
I have degenerative disc in my lower lumbar where should I go I don't have insurance right now just curious
curious

Johnson City, TN

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#32
Feb 27, 2014
 
does anyone know what pain medicine ass in jc does on first visit what evaluation includes?
not happy

Johnson City, TN

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May 11, 2014
 

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I go to PMA in Johnson city, I was seeing Dr Williams he is very good, and trys to help you, but for some reason I have to see john Powell now, and he is the biggest asshole that ever walked, I have had surgery on my lower back and need one more, but every time I see Powell he tells me its nothing wrong with my back its my hips,,OK,,, never had a problem with pill count never try to get anything more. Never failed a drug test. But he treats me like a drugie. I cut back on my meds and dident get my next refill and he put in his notes that I was better did not need my meds any more. So that cut out my disability. And he just laugh when I ask him about it. This man has never checked me, never put a hand on me to check me. Will not look at me when I ask him something, I ask about some pain I was having, he tells me ...I DONT KNOW... while looking at the wall or out the window. But if I don't go see him I won't get to see Dr Williams anymore..he is a piece of shit.. I been going there for 10 years now. Dr Williams tells me that dr powell is not good around a woman, then why the hell is he there. And why do I have to see his stupid ass..now I have to sit here in pain an try to get my check back because of him. I wish I could work I like it better then sitting here in pain everyday. But anyways I hope no one gets,,,,,,,,JOHN POWELl,,,,,,,,
Scott

Bristol, TN

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#34
Jun 17, 2014
 
These guys are liars and don't care for anything but the dollar when I asked to see a doctor instead of a pa they kicked me out saying I was to fat and they couldn't do anything for me. Then when my next pain management dr called for a referral they said I refused to comply with their medical plan.
Scott

Bristol, TN

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#35
Jun 17, 2014
 
The pa was john Powell and he is a ashole the Dr I wanted to talk to was Dr ward

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#36
Jun 18, 2014
 
not happy wrote:
I go to PMA in Johnson city, I was seeing Dr Williams he is very good, and trys to help you, but for some reason I have to see john Powell now, and he is the biggest asshole that ever walked, I have had surgery on my lower back and need one more, but every time I see Powell he tells me its nothing wrong with my back its my hips,,OK,,, never had a problem with pill count never try to get anything more. Never failed a drug test. But he treats me like a drugie. I cut back on my meds and dident get my next refill and he put in his notes that I was better did not need my meds any more. So that cut out my disability. And he just laugh when I ask him about it. This man has never checked me, never put a hand on me to check me. Will not look at me when I ask him something, I ask about some pain I was having, he tells me ...I DONT KNOW... while looking at the wall or out the window. But if I don't go see him I won't get to see Dr Williams anymore..he is a piece of shit.. I been going there for 10 years now. Dr Williams tells me that dr powell is not good around a woman, then why the hell is he there. And why do I have to see his stupid ass..now I have to sit here in pain an try to get my check back because of him. I wish I could work I like it better then sitting here in pain everyday. But anyways I hope no one gets,,,,,,,,JOHN POWELl,,,,,,,,
Why do you think the taxpayers should pay for you to be a junkie?
Harp

Tampa, FL

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#37
Jun 23, 2014
 
MattDillon74 wrote:
<quoted text> Why do you think the taxpayers should pay for you to be a junkie?
Apparently, u didn't read what that person said..they were receiving disability so they've went thru a ton of tests by the state..u can't fake x-rays, MRI's or CT's, which this person would have had to of had before they would would of been approved for disability. She also said she wasn't taking the full amount of pain meds for a month or so...so don't assume she's some kind of junkie..maybe you're mad bc u can't get a script for pain meds & are buying them off the street. U know what u do when u ASSume, don't ya?
The real truth

Wheat Ridge, CO

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#38
Jun 23, 2014
 
Harp wrote:
<quoted text> Apparently, u didn't read what that person said..they were receiving disability so they've went thru a ton of tests by the state..u can't fake x-rays, MRI's or CT's, which this person would have had to of had before they would would of been approved for disability. She also said she wasn't taking the full amount of pain meds for a month or so...so don't assume she's some kind of junkie..maybe you're mad bc u can't get a script for pain meds & are buying them off the street. U know what u do when u ASSume, don't ya?
Hey dumbaZZ they were doing something wrong or they wouldn't have cut their disability out. get do ya now DUH?

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