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originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Thanks so much lawmakers for creating the conditions and issuing mandates that have basically removed my doctor from his ability to practice medicine on me, his patient. Normally, specialist visits used to take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. it's been that way for the last 10 years. My last visit however was the strangest and most absurd visit I've ever had. Even though my doctor spent well over an hour and half in the room with me I don't think we actually spent more than 5 minutes in conversation and even that felt strained.
What changed? Now he has a mobile desk with a computer where he spent 1:25 doing data entry. Every last tiny meaningless and minute detail had to entered over and over and over due to the new system requirements. Despite sitting only feet away from him any attempt at speaking could cause him to make a mistake which i desperately didn't want happening. The worst part of it is I don't feel like he and I ever really communicated. Every patient is being forced to reduce their medications (less is more - tell me does that work for diabetics or heart patients?) even though I had been through reductions before that resulted in me losing more weight (not good) and a slight increase later allowed me to gain 5 lbs (very good) the demand to reduce continues despite knowing it will adversely affect me.
There are also new script papers that are printed, not hand-written. Must be more accurate, right? One of my scripts says I can fill in 2008. there's more but I just wanted to rant about how these new regulations are destroying my ability to communicate with my physician and get adequate medical care. At this rate I might be able to claim refugee status in a foreign country for denial of health care.
Not so much the war on opoids, but too many regulations and threats of lawsuits. A doctor just can't be a doctor. They have to practice defensive medicine and then also ensure they are complying with government regulations, not too mention insurance.
Docs were not happy at all with the new mechanisms. Let me guess your med for psoriasis is olux? If you don’t mind sharing, I’ve got a mild type of psoriasis that effects my scalp and facial hair and I was paying out the nose for olux foam until they finally got a generic of it, the stuff helps me tremendously.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Asktheanimals
I have some mild psoriasis and I go to a dermatologist for a shampoo with a steroid.
I use it about twice a week.
Several years ago I was at my yearly appointment to get my prescription renewed and he told me that he is having a hard time finding medications that insurances will cover.
He said the ACA is the cause.
That and his paperwork doubled.
originally posted by: underwerks
originally posted by: Fools
a reply to: Asktheanimals
Three letters my friend, ACA
You’re right about the three letters, but the ones you’re looking for are DEA.
DEA is cracking down on opiods, but not in the way you are thinking.