East TN Pain Clinic Review
jemma

United States

#22 Dec 28, 2010
Shelia wrote:
I hope all the "Pain Clinics" get shut down! This discussion proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that they should not be operational! These "Doctors" are the reason so many people are hooked on drugs now!
This will never happen because the government makes money off these clinics many people don't realize it but its true! Just like alcohol! If they can find a way to make money off pot, and they will possibly taxing the hell out of farmers, it will be legal too soon! But some people are in chronic pain and they can't smoke pot! They have jobs and have to function pain free or lessened pain. Methadone is also the government! Doesn't help pain though! I try not to judge anyone because as soon as I do I may be in that situation! So be careful what you wish for!
wilma

Beaverton, OR

#23 Dec 30, 2010
when doctor dont want to be doctor any more.he needs to go home and stay there.the doctor can tell with test what is wrong with us.i have been on pain pills 23 years and the doctor knows what for.but he stil stop giving his patients pain pills and that is not right.you people that hasnt ever had pain all the time that want go away should stay out of it.i cant wate till you have to have something to take.and for the ones that are just drugies something needs to be done about them.may god have mercy on all of you.
let me know

Jackson, OH

#24 Jan 27, 2011
does dr frank take out of state patients say from ohio and if he does do ya'll know a place to get them filled with an out of state i.d. or does he an in house pharmacy?
Just Me

Gainesboro, TN

#25 Jan 27, 2011
I've dealt with chronic pain for years & have tried everything from surgery to physical therapy, etc.. unfortunately, my PMD cannot write for chronic pain & I will have to go to a pain clinic.
No, i'm not looking to get "high'- just able to life life as close to normal as possible. I do not want to be so drugged up I cannot function.
Just like with anything - there are ones who abuse the system & ones that are truly suffering.
For those of you who think that chronic pain can be handled with OTC meds, you have no idea & I pray you never suffer like I do.
I do think that some pain clinics go overboard & that they need to crackdown on over-prescribing pain meds.
northwest grandma

Campbellsville, KY

#26 Jan 28, 2011
there is drug dealing going on at badgett field by a coach's wife and the rest of the familiy. The wife iz havieng n afair with dr,neil. She goez 2 dr and stayz over hour. Comes out like funny biznezz going on.I know her name is janet. her family runs da field! ALL DRUG DEALERS!
northwest grandma

Campbellsville, KY

#27 Jan 28, 2011
protect our kids
northwest grandma

Campbellsville, KY

#28 Jan 28, 2011
let me know wrote:
does dr frank take out of state patients say from ohio and if he does do ya'll know a place to get them filled with an out of state i.d. or does he an in house pharmacy?
if u are a pretty classy woman he will take u for your services only!
northwest grandma

Campbellsville, KY

#29 Jan 28, 2011
Check her hubbys background. he is a drug dealer too!
Kevin

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#30 Jan 31, 2011
got an awesome clinic in ga email me [email protected]
Pain Sufferer

Ooltewah, TN

#31 Feb 6, 2011
Dr. Frank McNeil has dedicated his life to helping others much at his own expense. He has specialized in pain management for over 30 years, long before many of the anesthesiologists realized they could make big bucks at it. When pain management is done right, ie patients are made to follow the rules or they are discharged then it is a valid medical specialty. Rules are generally 1) take the medication as prescribed 2) don't sell the pills 3) show up for pill counts with the amount of pills you are supposed to have left at that time...etc...you get the picture. People don't get "hooked" but like many other medications out there, including blood pressure medications, they do become dependent on the medication if it is taken every day. Dependency is not the same as addiction and it does not make the person an "addict", "pill head" or whatever name a person who is not educated on the subject tend to use at a particular moment. An addict is someone who ABUSES the medication. They take more than they are supposed to or take it a way not prescribed. In other words the pill takes control of their life. Dependency is a physiologic reaction of the body to a certain substance. Pain medication is not evil. When taken as directed it helps millions of people to not suffer needlessly. It is the person ABUSING the medication that gives it a bad name. If a someone shoots someone else is it the guns fault or the person holding the gun?? Of course it is the person holding the gun. Same with pain medication...it isn't the medications fault it is the fault of the person who does not take it as directed.
Just Me

Rickman, TN

#32 Feb 8, 2011
Pain Sufferer wrote:
Dr. Frank McNeil has dedicated his life to helping others much at his own expense. He has specialized in pain management for over 30 years, long before many of the anesthesiologists realized they could make big bucks at it. When pain management is done right, ie patients are made to follow the rules or they are discharged then it is a valid medical specialty. Rules are generally 1) take the medication as prescribed 2) don't sell the pills 3) show up for pill counts with the amount of pills you are supposed to have left at that time...etc...you get the picture. People don't get "hooked" but like many other medications out there, including blood pressure medications, they do become dependent on the medication if it is taken every day. Dependency is not the same as addiction and it does not make the person an "addict", "pill head" or whatever name a person who is not educated on the subject tend to use at a particular moment. An addict is someone who ABUSES the medication. They take more than they are supposed to or take it a way not prescribed. In other words the pill takes control of their life. Dependency is a physiologic reaction of the body to a certain substance. Pain medication is not evil. When taken as directed it helps millions of people to not suffer needlessly. It is the person ABUSING the medication that gives it a bad name. If a someone shoots someone else is it the guns fault or the person holding the gun?? Of course it is the person holding the gun. Same with pain medication...it isn't the medications fault it is the fault of the person who does not take it as directed.
Thank you for posting this. I have an appt at East TN Pain Clinic related to severe back injury in which I struggle each day with chronic pain. It frustrates me when people act like I'm an addict because I have to take pain meds - I take the meds ONLY when I have pain & in the right amount. I've never abused my pain meds or sold them. Never have been in any legal trouble.
Just like you said, an addict is someone who ABUSES. It can be either drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, etc.. Half my family are addicts & my ex eventually died from OD. Doesn't matter what the substance is - they will find anything to get a high from. Saw on the news where the latest fad is bath salts (can't understand that one & didn't get the full story on WATE).
As a nurse, seems that there is a taboo against treatment of chronic pain. Some things never heal and if someone truly has a condition that causes pain, then that person has the right to the best quality of life that can be provided. I was so sick of some MDs refusing to prescribe pain meds to a person because they may become an addict when that person has a terminal illness.
I know there are many who abuse the pain med clinics but for people like me who do suffer each day it is a godsend. And before people pass judgment, remember you may be in the same position one day.
Pain Sufferer

Ooltewah, TN

#33 Feb 8, 2011
Just Me wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for posting this. I have an appt at East TN Pain Clinic related to severe back injury in which I struggle each day with chronic pain. It frustrates me when people act like I'm an addict because I have to take pain meds - I take the meds ONLY when I have pain & in the right amount. I've never abused my pain meds or sold them. Never have been in any legal trouble.
Just like you said, an addict is someone who ABUSES. It can be either drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, etc.. Half my family are addicts & my ex eventually died from OD. Doesn't matter what the substance is - they will find anything to get a high from. Saw on the news where the latest fad is bath salts (can't understand that one & didn't get the full story on WATE).
As a nurse, seems that there is a taboo against treatment of chronic pain. Some things never heal and if someone truly has a condition that causes pain, then that person has the right to the best quality of life that can be provided. I was so sick of some MDs refusing to prescribe pain meds to a person because they may become an addict when that person has a terminal illness.
I know there are many who abuse the pain med clinics but for people like me who do suffer each day it is a godsend. And before people pass judgment, remember you may be in the same position one day.
You are so right! There will be something that people find to abuse no matter what. It's been something for many many years. It just changes over time what that "something" is.
It makes me SO angry when someone is refused medication especially when they are terminal. I lost a patient after they closed Maryville Pain Management. He of course had withdrawals, a natural affect of dependency, and went into renal failure. As he was dying they were giving him 2mg of morphine in the hospital....a very small amount compared to what he needed to be on to be comfortable. Had I known about it at the time I would have been up there at that hospital raising holy h***. He died in pain and there was NO reason for it.
Good luck to you!! If you need an ear I check this every day or so...vent away! ET Pain should take good care of you! I have heard they are very good and caring. And if they aren't let me know and I will give them h***!! LOL
Pain Sufferer

Ooltewah, TN

#34 Feb 8, 2011
wilma wrote:
when doctor dont want to be doctor any more.he needs to go home and stay there.the doctor can tell with test what is wrong with us.i have been on pain pills 23 years and the doctor knows what for.but he stil stop giving his patients pain pills and that is not right.you people that hasnt ever had pain all the time that want go away should stay out of it.i cant wate till you have to have something to take.and for the ones that are just drugies something needs to be done about them.may god have mercy on all of you.
What happened to you is happening way too much! What we need is a nationwide controlled substance database. We have a statewide database here in Tennessee so I can put a person's name in the system and see any controlled substance (not just narcotics) that they have had filled in this state. Unfortunately I can't see if they just got back from Florida or Georgia and got a prescription filled there. The way to stop the pill pipeline is not to keep it away from the people who need it but for us to be able to see what they have filled and where. It would make my job so much easier if I knew if any of my patients were going out of state. Plus I would turn their butts in to the drug task force...helping them with their job.
just a little pill

Knoxville, TN

#35 Feb 9, 2011
Pain Sufferer wrote:
<quoted text>
What happened to you is happening way too much! What we need is a nationwide controlled substance database. We have a statewide database here in Tennessee so I can put a person's name in the system and see any controlled substance (not just narcotics) that they have had filled in this state. Unfortunately I can't see if they just got back from Florida or Georgia and got a prescription filled there. The way to stop the pill pipeline is not to keep it away from the people who need it but for us to be able to see what they have filled and where. It would make my job so much easier if I knew if any of my patients were going out of state. Plus I would turn their butts in to the drug task force...helping them with their job.
You can't stop the docs from writing so much scripts.
If the meds are really so important,and yet so addictive that they are like heroin,then they should be doled out like methadone.
That won't happen.
Where did people go for pain meds before the "pain clinics"?
To a regular doctor.
As with ALL addictive drugs,money is the driving force.
And I have owned bullets for years,not one made me use another.
Oxy,roxy,excetera,they have a time release coating to prevent too much from going into your blood.Why?Cause the shit is ADDICTIVE!
Pain Sufferer

Redmond, OR

#36 Feb 9, 2011
just a little pill wrote:
<quoted text>
You can't stop the docs from writing so much scripts.
If the meds are really so important,and yet so addictive that they are like heroin,then they should be doled out like methadone.
That won't happen.
Where did people go for pain meds before the "pain clinics"?
To a regular doctor.
As with ALL addictive drugs,money is the driving force.
And I have owned bullets for years,not one made me use another.
Oxy,roxy,excetera,they have a time release coating to prevent too much from going into your blood.Why?Cause the shit is ADDICTIVE!
Are you for real?? You don't have any idea what you are talking about. Oxycontin has the timed release coating so the patient can get STEADY relief from their pain not to keep too much from getting into their system at one time. Roxicodone has NO coating so people can have immediate relief from pain. Get real! REGULAR doctor?? If you are referring to a primary care physician they don't practice pain management, that's why they refer to specialty clinics for other problems. Like I said, educate yourself before you get on here and spread information that is false.
just a little pill

Knoxville, TN

#37 Feb 9, 2011
They do not prescribe pain pills willy nilly like you do,because they care about creating addicts.
You are just another vulture taking advantage$$$$ of the laws slow responce to the number one addiction in America.
But hey,you keep on standing tall,on that stack of cash.
I am sure you will "own" a drug rehab clinic,once you stock the street with junkies.
You are nothing more than a pusher.
I do not recall that you claim yourself a doctor.
No license to lose,No moral oath to do no harm.
You are a sham pusher.
Drofseg

Nashville, TN

#38 Feb 9, 2011
pain clinic knowledge wrote:
Bearden Healthcare Associates old Dr. Frank Mc Neil will hook you up my friend if you go by his rules.he will write you enough pain meds to kill a full grown horse!!!!!!
That is so good to know that we have docs over prescribing to parents who are tryinng to raise kids or not??? Does society just not care anymore about our children. They learn from the adults in their lives just like those who are addicted learned the behavior from someone. If you know anything about prescription addiction you will know that the more pain meds you take the more pain you think you have. Whatever did our elders do when they were in pain??
Pain Sufferer

Redmond, OR

#39 Feb 9, 2011
just a little pill wrote:
They do not prescribe pain pills willy nilly like you do,because they care about creating addicts.
You are just another vulture taking advantage$$$$ of the laws slow responce to the number one addiction in America.
But hey,you keep on standing tall,on that stack of cash.
I am sure you will "own" a drug rehab clinic,once you stock the street with junkies.
You are nothing more than a pusher.
I do not recall that you claim yourself a doctor.
No license to lose,No moral oath to do no harm.
You are a sham pusher.
I am a Nurse Practitioner so YES I have a license that I am very proud of. You need to get a life instead of passing judgement on people and issues you have no clue about. I know why I do what I do and that is all that matters.
Pain Sufferer

Redmond, OR

#40 Feb 9, 2011
Drofseg wrote:
<quoted text>
That is so good to know that we have docs over prescribing to parents who are tryinng to raise kids or not??? Does society just not care anymore about our children. They learn from the adults in their lives just like those who are addicted learned the behavior from someone. If you know anything about prescription addiction you will know that the more pain meds you take the more pain you think you have. Whatever did our elders do when they were in pain??
Both myself and the NP that works with me have worked at Bearden. The reason we both left is we were uncomfortable with the amount of pain meds that were being prescribed. Given that, we both still highly respect Frank McNeil. When our elders were in pain they had no option but to put up with it because they had NOTHING to relieve the pain. I do understand addiction but I also understand chronic pain. Both can kill you. Pain management has nothing to do with our children. There are people out there that abuse their children and are not on medication. You are talking about addiction. Dependency is not the same thing. Read up on it at the American Academy of Pain Management website. You might learn a few things.
Just Me

Rickman, TN

#41 Feb 9, 2011
Pain Sufferer wrote:
<quoted text>
Both myself and the NP that works with me have worked at Bearden. The reason we both left is we were uncomfortable with the amount of pain meds that were being prescribed. Given that, we both still highly respect Frank McNeil. When our elders were in pain they had no option but to put up with it because they had NOTHING to relieve the pain. I do understand addiction but I also understand chronic pain. Both can kill you. Pain management has nothing to do with our children. There are people out there that abuse their children and are not on medication. You are talking about addiction. Dependency is not the same thing. Read up on it at the American Academy of Pain Management website. You might learn a few things.
Thank you for your kind words and for clarifying the difference between pain management & addiction.
Lie I said in earlier posts, I worked at Childrens and saw so many cases of child abuse & neglect. So many newborns suffering from drug withdrawal receiving methadone sue to their mother's addiction. Most of the addicted parents did not go to pain clinics because they probably could not pass the drug tests or pill counts.
Sad that some people believe just because a person takes a pain pill they are automatically addicts. I actually also undergo acupuncture (I have to pay out-of-pocket but it is worth the slight discomfort of small needles & started yoga classes) in order for pain relief.
I doubt most of the negative posters have ever suffered from chronic pain.
It is a medical fact that pain affects every person differently & we are taught in nursing school that pain is subjective. Too bad there is not enough compassion for chronic pain sufferers.

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