Tennessee Preferred Medical @ Oak Ridge

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Since: Jul 12

Nashville, TN

#1 Jul 5, 2012
Does anyone go to TN Preferred Medical @ Oak Ridge?(aka TN foot and ankle) Pain management and treatment. Just curious as to how they operate. No referral needed for visit as far as I can tell.
Yepp

United States

#2 Jul 5, 2012
They are really nice and seem to care about their patients.
Fairly new

Fayetteville, NC

#3 Jul 7, 2012
Just wondering if anyone is a long term patient and could add some insight. Ty in advance.

Since: Jul 12

Nashville, TN

#4 Jul 17, 2012
DO NOT GO!They are insurance-milking, money-grubbing pill mill that wants to give shots in every known crevice of your body. I was going there for about a month. I done everything they asked. Got dismissed. They have it disguised as a "foot and ankle" clinic which is why I went to begin with. When you first fill out their papers they tell you not to worry about who they bill through. That should've been my first clue....

They claimed they found thc in my system. There is no way possible that would be in me unless someone blew it in my mouth while I was sleeping or something.

They accused me of taking other pain medication and smoking pot. I asked them why would I be stupid enough to do that knowing I get a urinalysis each visit.

You have to go twice a week for 4 weeks, once a week for 4 weeks and then every two weeks.

Since: Jul 12

Nashville, TN

#5 Jul 17, 2012
The "little sumo", as I lovingly refer to her as, seems to have had it in for me from day one. Never had any problem with the first "nurse" I seen.
had problems

Oliver Springs, TN

#6 Feb 6, 2013
I've been going there a year. I too have supposed to have had pot in my system, along with hydro's?? I take morphine and oxycodone..why would I sabbatoge what I take over crappy stuff like that?? Then the nurses, you get some good ones, then BAD ones. The new one they have in OR is a B*tch!! Try to find somewhere else, they will keep you for awhile then try to get rid of you no matter what!!
yepper

La Follette, TN

#7 Feb 6, 2013
had problems wrote:
I've been going there a year. I too have supposed to have had pot in my system, along with hydro's?? I take morphine and oxycodone..why would I sabbatoge what I take over crappy stuff like that?? Then the nurses, you get some good ones, then BAD ones. The new one they have in OR is a B*tch!! Try to find somewhere else, they will keep you for awhile then try to get rid of you no matter what!!
don't smoke weed just do herion the one on kingston pk. if you'll lay a lil tongue out for meagan she'll write you good if you're a woman she likes the tongue laid to her
yepper

La Follette, TN

#8 Feb 6, 2013
had problems wrote:
I've been going there a year. I too have supposed to have had pot in my system, along with hydro's?? I take morphine and oxycodone..why would I sabbatoge what I take over crappy stuff like that?? Then the nurses, you get some good ones, then BAD ones. The new one they have in OR is a B*tch!! Try to find somewhere else, they will keep you for awhile then try to get rid of you no matter what!!
and to beat it all meagan is cute to be a dyke
yepper

La Follette, TN

#9 Feb 6, 2013
roflmao @ you pill heads
Pain Patient

United States

#10 Feb 7, 2013
I was recently in the hosital for 6 days and given some type of medication through my IV called protonics (I believe), anyways, it's for stomach and intestinal infections. At any rate, my drug test showed up with marijuana in my system as well. I HONESTLY haven't smoked or even been around pot since I was in college more than 30 years ago. The nurses told me that this medication will often cause a false positive for marijuana for some reason.
false positives

La Follette, TN

#11 Feb 7, 2013
"What can cause false positive test results for THC?" http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1911884#ixzz2...

"An average drug test looks for concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) above 20 to 50 nanograms per milliliter of blood to consider a person "positive" for marijuana. However, a drug test sometimes confuses other substances for THC.
Misconceptions

Secondhand marijuana smoke does not usually make a person test positive for THC unless the individual has spent time in a closed space with people smoking marijuana. Testers set the cutoff limit for THC fairly high to account for secondhand smoke.
Medication

Over-the-counter medications are the most likely cause for a false-positive on a test for marijuana. Medicine known to cause this false-positive include Advil, Aleve and B2 vitamin supplements. Someone would need to take a high dosage (1600 milligrams to 3200 milligrams for Ibuprofen) a day or two before taking the test to get a false positive.
Time Frame

According to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), a person who smokes marijuana frequently (at least once a week or more) will test positive for a longer period of time (about 10 days) than someone who only smokes occasionally (once a month or less) tests positive for a shorter period of time (positive for three to four days).
Protonix

Protonix, which lowers the amount of stomach acid, is one of the few prescription drugs that may cause a false positive, according to NORML. Any detectable amount of Protonix can cause a false positive (prescriptions range from 20 milligrams to 240 milligrams.
Prevention/Solution

People who test positive for THC and do not smoke marijuana should insist that an employer allow them a retest to make sure the results are accurate and not the result of medicinal complications

An average drug test looks for concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) above 20 to 50 nanograms per milliliter of blood to consider a person "positive" for marijuana. However, a drug test sometimes confuses other substances for THC.
Misconceptions

Secondhand marijuana smoke does not usually make a person test positive for THC unless the individual has spent time in a closed space with people smoking marijuana. Testers set the cutoff limit for THC fairly high to account for secondhand smoke.
Medication

Over-the-counter medications are the most likely cause for a false-positive on a test for marijuana. Medicine known to cause this false-positive include Advil, Aleve and B2 vitamin supplements. Someone would need to take a high dosage (1600 milligrams to 3200 milligrams for Ibuprofen) a day or two before taking the test to get a false positive.
Time Frame

According to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), a person who smokes marijuana frequently (at least once a week or more) will test positive for a longer period of time (about 10 days) than someone who only smokes occasionally (once a month or less) tests positive for a shorter period of time (positive for three to four days).
Protonix

Protonix, which lowers the amount of stomach acid, is one of the few prescription drugs that may cause a false positive, according to NORML. Any detectable amount of Protonix can cause a false positive (prescriptions range from 20 milligrams to 240 milligrams.
Prevention/Solution

People who test positive for THC and do not smoke marijuana should insist that an employer allow them a retest to make sure the results are accurate and not the result of medicinal complications"

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1911884
false positives

La Follette, TN

#12 Feb 7, 2013
Sheesh... I don't know why that posted a double of the article on the same post, as it doesn't on the page of the link? I'll try it again... or, just click the link in case it happens again:

"What can cause false positive test results for THC?" http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1911884#ixzz2 ...

"An average drug test looks for concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) above 20 to 50 nanograms per milliliter of blood to consider a person "positive" for marijuana. However, a drug test sometimes confuses other substances for THC.

Misconceptions

Secondhand marijuana smoke does not usually make a person test positive for THC unless the individual has spent time in a closed space with people smoking marijuana. Testers set the cutoff limit for THC fairly high to account for secondhand smoke.

Medication

Over-the-counter medications are the most likely cause for a false-positive on a test for marijuana. Medicine known to cause this false-positive include Advil, Aleve and B2 vitamin supplements. Someone would need to take a high dosage (1600 milligrams to 3200 milligrams for Ibuprofen) a day or two before taking the test to get a false positive.

Time Frame

According to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), a person who smokes marijuana frequently (at least once a week or more) will test positive for a longer period of time (about 10 days) than someone who only smokes occasionally (once a month or less) tests positive for a shorter period of time (positive for three to four days).

Protonix

Protonix, which lowers the amount of stomach acid, is one of the few prescription drugs that may cause a false positive, according to NORML. Any detectable amount of Protonix can cause a false positive (prescriptions range from 20 milligrams to 240 milligrams.

Prevention/Solution

People who test positive for THC and do not smoke marijuana should insist that an employer allow them a retest to make sure the results are accurate and not the result of medicinal complications."

Considering high amounts of Ibuprophen (Advil et al) can do this you'd think A PAIN MEDICAL PRACTICE would be first to know that instead of jumping to, "You test dirty for THC, so OUT!" right off the bat like you all are saying they're doing.

Then again, there's so so many that DO smoke marijuana on top of their prescribed pain medications... maybe they're just burned out on trying to figure out who is, and who isn't, ACTUALLY using marijuana, by re-testing etc. As bad as the problem is of pain med abuse, I for one can understand why, and understand why they just aren't going to take the time, and the expense on, of constantly re-testing all those that test dirty whether false positive, or not.

Damn what a mess.
now who dat laughing

La Follette, TN

#13 Feb 7, 2013
maybe they didn't want to see your Fat Ass no mo;hehehe go get you self a bag of Doritos for that Weed you smoked. You are as bad as Earl Keese on Topix in Knoxille where I used to live poor Old Earl is on there daily ranting on pills.You and Earl would make a good Topix asment Dwelling Dorito Eating Duo.hehehe
now who dat laughing

La Follette, TN

#14 Feb 7, 2013
basement dorito eating Duo you and Earl Keese, Earl's always ranting on Pill Mills on Knoxville's Topix

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