Last week the Washington Post featured an article in the “Outlook” section by Dr. James D. Hudson, a pain management specialist, lamenting Americans’ “Dangerous Fear of Pain,” arguing that the efforts by doctors to make their patients “pain free” has largely contributed to the overdose crisis.
Behavior which appears withdrawn or overly detached, or the provider may react to your questions with bewilderment or puzzlement and in the worst case, they will react with anger or rage, becoming verbally abusive, dismissive or condescending.
This is what happens when our chief medical officer, the US Surgeon General, becomes a politician and not a medical professional. Using his medical degree as a pedigree for bad science, betraying the trust of the American people rather trusting their ability to understand the details of what’s at stake and letting them choose rather than having their choices limited by false claims and misdirection.
SOP (Scope of Practice) laws or regulations AKA Occupational License Laws have become a new tool for restricting services rendered in healthcare over the last couple of decades.
For doctors who advocate this way I suggest we test how strong their beliefs are in these methods. Let’s pound their hands with a hammer and then ask them to get by on Tylenol alone. When they can do that, then I’ll being willing to listen to their sales pitch.
A new era of conservative values are spilling over at a federal and state level, some of which role back laws and precedence which have been in effect for the last sixty years. But they do more than that, some changes like the new HHS ruling for healthcare providers which add the “moral consciousness” clause, give wide latitude to individuals to act out their bias, prejudices and bigotry in ways that haven’t existed since the 1800’s
This post is about educating patients on how to spot a dangerous situation before they get in too deep or too dependent on a prescriber whose intent is to exploit them for reasons other than providing honest and compassionate medical care. It is based on personal experience with Comprehensive Pain Management in Columbus Ohio
Rational prescribers speak up and take action in Oregon, as the anti-opiate zealots continue their irrational and ideological attacks on chronic pain patients. With the incredible dedication and efforts of multiple clinicians and patients advocated for those in pain, we a submitted a letter to Oregon HERC expressing deep concerns…
Doctor would not give individuals their pain medication … unless they capitulated in having an epidural
Prominent Kentucky pain doctor accused of unneeded pain treatment defends his practice https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2019/02/07/kentucky-pain-doctor-and-derby-horse-owner-sued-northern-kentucky-court/2802764002/ A Northern Kentucky pain doctor, who also was the owner of Kentucky Derby horses “Fast and Accurate” and “Hansen,” has been named as a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit. But Dr. Kendall Hansen defended his practice…