Doctors Who Will Prescribe Pain Medication In Boston

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Dan Says:

I have been suffering from a failed patella replacement for 12 years. Tramadol sometimes helps, but the risks for stroke are too high. I was being treated by a doctor in RI but he lost his license. Is there anyone in Boston area who can prescribe vicodin 10/325 legally?

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Verwon Says:

Well, any doctor can prescribe it legally. The main issues are just why its being prescribed, how much, for how long and etc.


Learn more Vicodin details here.

With the new regulations and issues on the east coast regarding doctors prescribing improperly and over prescribing, your best bet is going to be with a pain management specialist.

Do you have a general practitioner that you see regularly who may be able to refer you somewhere?

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Brim Says:

Risk for stroke? That's not an elevated risk with tramadol; no more than any other pain medication...

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Brim Says:

Actually the risk of stroke by taking tramadol is very low, and taken with ibuprofen can actually LOWER the risk of stroke. Where did you hear that it increases your risk of stroke?

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Greygoose53 Says:

I was told by a prominent sports medicine surgeon he won't prescribe Ultram for that reason. And NSAIDS are out, as my first orthopedic surgeon overprescribed Advil and Alieve, so I know have 4 holes in my stomach. I know what works for me and just want to find a doctor to monitor my progress.

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Brim Says:

Odd. There are no studies showing tramadol increasing chances of stroke. Maybe he meant seizures? That's the only thing tramadol is known to elevate the risk of.

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Brim Says:

I'm in my third year of med school and my father is actually a rhematologist. He confirmed there is no known increase in stroke risk when taking tramadol. Many docs, especially surgeons are misinformed about this drug. As far as Vicodin, it's more addictive (and more dangerous due to the acetaminophen) than tramadol, so tramadol would probably be safer. It doesn't have the added element of Tylenol, which can cause liver damage. If taken correctly, tramadol produces the least side effects of any pain killer.

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Brim Says:

Sorry, * rheumatologist.

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Brim Says:

Also, all physicians can prescribe Vicodin legally. They need not be a pain specialist.

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billyb Says:

Forget Boston.
go to knightsville medical group.
make appt with Dr. Frank Maggicamo, DO.
HE IS IN CRANSTON RI.
LOOK HIM UP

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Greygoose Says:

Thanks for the info. I can't see him for 2 months.... is his nurse practitioner just as good?

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billy Says:

Not just strokes but, seizures as well

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billy Says:

I believe her name is Kathleen Knowlton, NP
YES SHE IS JUST AS GOOD.
SHE MAY HAVE U SIGN A CONTRACT. BUT, WHAT U DO IS CALL AFTER HOURS AS WELL AND LEAVE MESSAGE ASKING IF THEY HAVE ANY OPENINGS DUE TO PATIENT CANCELLATION. I WAS TOLD I HAD TO WAIT 7 MONTHS. BUT CALLED AND THEY GAVE ME A NEWER DATE.
BUT, YES THE NP IS VERY GOOD.
ITS ONLY DR. MAGGIACOMO AND KNOWLTON, NP WHO WORK THERE.
EMAIL ME AT
{edited for privacy}
TELL YA MORE
BILL B

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Heyyoo Says:

billy, it's ONLY the seizure threshold that tramadol lowers. There is no medical study suggesting it can cause strokes. As I said earlier, seizures, yes. Strokes, no.

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wholisticpainlink Says:

Dr. Pearsall provides medication or acupuncture for pain. Brookline location.

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Scooter Says:

Thanks. I'll check into it. Currently I managed to arrange for my PCP to help me, but he is not happy about it... it's on my list of meds.
I'm sad to hear that services like firstchoice and others are no longer able to find doctors who can legally meet with patients and assist them with pain management.
If anyone hears otherwise, please let me know.

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TJ Says:

billy that doc in Cranston does he only deal with the elderly? I've been living with chronic pain for years from a car accident I got into when I was 17 I'm 36 now and as I'm getting older the pain is getting worse and worse. finally going to have medical coverage I need a good doctor that isn't afraid of writing a script.

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dack Says:

Anyone in chicago suburbs who
Will prescibe pain meds? I need surgery that requires 2 full days of surgery 2 days apart.

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Dookwan Says:

Hey did you ever have any luck finding a good pain doc? I just moved to MA from Los Angeles and have Chiari malformation and need a good doc. I was getting 15mg Roxie's but I'm worried I won't be able to stay on them because doctors are so strict around MA. If you have any tips for me plz let me know! Thx!!

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john D Says:

I kno a few pcps in ri if anyone will give me a name or two ill do the same thanks

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billy b Says:

Did I say only elderly?
sorry no.
he has patients of all ages

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