Help! Need Pain Doctor Near Shreveport, La For Opiates/other Meds

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Lisa Says:


Hi, it is so sad to see so many of us suffering needlessly due to ignorance! PLEASE HELP, ANYONE WHO KNOWS OF A PAIN MANAGEMENT DOCTOR IN SHREVEPORT/BOSSIER CITY AREA (or within a couple of hours) who will help as I have moved here from California and desperate to find a caring pain doctor! It took SIXTEEN doctors and about 8 years of HELL to finally find a medication regime that helps my extreme chronic pain from two serious car accidents and several bad slip and falls. Quick list: Extreme FMS, herniated disks, spinal cysts, stenosis, spondylosis, arthritis, osteoporosis, nerve impingement, neuritis/neuropathy, massive inflammation throughout, for about 12 years have been taking methadone 10 mg, norco for breakthrough, soma for muscle spasm, neurontin for nerve pain. Have not increased doses, just trying to continue have some quality of life, without meds literally cannot move. Literally feels like my skin and spine are on fire and someone is stabbing my neck, back in several places with a hot searing poker. NEED HELP ASAP as I am going to run out very soon and so far no luck and really don't need withdrawals on top of the rest of my problems, way too numerous to list here. I do get shots (triggers, blocks) when I can afford them but not only do they not really work I have no insurance since becoming disabled and losing my job and am cash pay and unable to afford them very often. I have tried not taking the meds off and on over the years as I HATE needing them, but the excruciating pain always leads me back as I can do nothing without them. Please help, thank you.



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Lisa Says:

I did take cymbalta for several years and it did ease some of the pain so I could take 1/2 measures of meds on some days, but unfortunately I began to have severe heart problems from it and had to go off of it. I have also taken large doses of ibuprofen for many years and have had to back off as it was causing a lot of problems with stomach pain. I have Crohns and don't need any more stomach pain. Sigh. It is a CRIME that people who suffer so much already should be made to suffer needless and to be made to feel like a criminal for simply wanting some much needed relief....

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Lisa! How are you? I'm very sorry about what you're going through.

How have you been looking for a new doctor?

If you're calling and asking up front if they'll prescribe these, you're going to be told no and they usually won't even let you get in the door, because it's considered drug seeking behavior.

You'll need to set up an appointment with a new doctor, make sure the receive a full copy of your most recent medical records, then keep the appointment and discuss your treatment options then. In many cases, they will be more prone to prescribe accordingly, when they can see what has and hasn't worked for you in the past as documented by a fellow physician.

Can anyone suggest a good doctor in that area?

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Lisa Says:

Verwon, thank you for asking .... it was a real struggle as I was only able to find one doctor (pain clinic) who would take cash and it is VERY expensive but at least I finally got some help. I am also slowly working my way thru the system to get some additional treatment for spinal injury due to recent fall that should help a bit too as that has made the pain so much worse and it was bad enough before. I just didn't stop calling pain clinics until I finally found one that would take cash, even tho it is literally breaking the bank at this time it is the only option. apparently Louisiana decided some time back to shut down almost all of the pain doctors up here because SOME people were abusing the meds, this is the same brilliant mentality as deciding no one should be able to own a gun for their own protection because some people commit crimes with them. how about we punish the offenders and not those who actually have a good reason? thanks again.

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Annie Says:

Lisa, would you please give the name of the dr or the street they are on. And if you're comfortable the cost. Do they also do injections ? Thanks

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Kkruger Says:
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What is the name of the clinic your going to for pain and how much does it cost

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James Says:
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Dr tonga in Shreveport. Dr nelson ross. In Shreveport and there is a dr woodman in Texarkana that will help u however theres a waiting list.

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thomas Says:
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The doctor in texarkana Arkansas is Dr. weedman. He is very good and compassionate. He will give you what ever it takes. He is an old retired internal medicine doc.

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jazz Says:
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Well sorry to say I haven't seen any bit try the bullard clinic in New Orleans I live in Monroe I drive once a month located at 4949bullard Blvd an then there's ambassador caffery clinic in Lafayette hope you can google an get what u need

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Charolette philyaw Says:
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I am a recovering cancer patient who has had a larayngectomy my pain mgmt doctor can no longer see me becuz my insurance will no longer pay a specialty doctor few since I do not have active cancer I have chronic pain from surgery and have to have surgery every three months to dilate my throat to swallow I am in the same boat except I am actually out of meds as of yesterday and I literally cannot move did you find a doctor because if so I could use some info as I can't find one either

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linda Says:

are there any pain management dr.'s in shreveport la. that will accept medicaid?

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Rocky Says:

It is against the law to prescribe Soma along with any narcotic the AMA was leaned on by the DEA who said that most overdoses had been reversible if not for SOMA they do prescribe Robaxin or Methocarbinol as it is approved for prescribing

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David Says:
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Need pain management doctor what can prescribe pain meds for chronic pain after two neck and back surgery. Also have had shoulder replacement and arthritis which is very painful too.

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AJ CarthageTexas Says:

I am in the process of transferring to Dr. Weedman in Texarkana. He is private pay, $200/1st visit, $100/visit thereafter. You must have any X-rays/scans, surgical notes or records in order, a 6mo drug prescription history printout from your pharmacy, and a statement from yourself faxed to them for them to approve you as a patient. I was impressed with Anita, the receptionist I spoke to & she was very helpful. They are NO BULLS***. But if you need a doc, I think I've finally found one in the arklatex area, thank GOD. SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, TEXARKANA, NORTHEAST TEXAS, SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS: LISTEN UP!!

Secondly: I have been having the same problem. I live on the Texas / Louisiana line and have been driving to Tyler, Tx. Dr. Jim Holleman, DO is good IF YOU don't mind having your benzodiazepines ripped out from under you suddenly, or if you're not on them. He prescribes methadone, is private pay. 320$/1st visit, 155$/visit thereafter. He is 78yrs old. His partner is 80. I had been seeing him for 8yrs with ZERO bad experiences until very arrogant, unpleasant & downright CRAZY 80yr old Dr. Alexander Daniel Boudreau, DO came in on the practice 6months ago. Very suddenly, my Valium and ambien were snatched from me because "they are deadly in combination with methadone". That is bulls***. I've been taking the two together for over16 yrs and wake up every morning. I ended up in the hospital with prolonged & severe benzodiazepine withdrawal & had a mild stroke. I am only 36 yrs old. My primary care doc put me back on Valium and cited Dr. Holleman was taking me off WAY too fast, which of course I already knew. It was INDEED DEADLY to do so. I knew this already as I am a registered nurse. (No. This does not mean I have ANY luck with pain management docs. Quite the opposite, actually because they know I'm smart and educated enough to call their bluff and will do so.) He then got all angry and called my pc doc and told him he was "committing malpractice". I guess Dr. Holleman was, too until the 80 yr old arrogant a**hole came in and let him know?! I mean WTF?!

DR. Holleman has been WONDERFUL, until now. Honestly, I think age related paranoia and dementia have set in under the careful "guidance" of his narcissistic a**hole of a partner and fellow Doctor of osteopathy, Alexander Daniel Boudreau. If you're NOT CONCERNED ABOUT BENZODIAZEPINES OR ANY SLEEP MEDS (he freaks out and will discharge you if you get them from another doctor, too. My CARDIOLOGIST wanted me to stay on benzo sand meds for insomnia , ads it worsened my heart arrhythmia WITHOUT them, and he even wrote a detailed letter to that effect. Dr. Holleman talked to Dr. Boudreau and suddenly went back to" no. I don't care what the cardiologist says. You're getting off the benzos in 4weeks". I was DEAD for SIX MINUTES after my stroke. COLD TURKEY BENZO WITHDRWAL WILL KILL YOU. PERIOD.) IF YOU'RE NOT CONCERNED WITH TAKING ANY BENZODIAZEPINE (Xanax, Valium, klonopin, Ativan...Google benzodiazepines) OR SLEEP MEDS OF ANY KIND (even the humble 5mg Ambien/Zolpidem) this is a great place. Otherwise, do not waste your money or time.

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David Says:
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There is a pain management doctor by the name of Jeffery Adair. He will help you.

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BL Says:

linda, Louisiana Medicaid won't pay for pain management drs.

Rocky, there are No Laws that say a patient can't be prescribed Soma, Valium or any other drug and opiates, although many drs say that there is.

David, were you able to find a pain management dr ?

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Kim Says:

I went to Dr Weedmen also. I can't tell you what an ass he is. Tanga too. Weedmen was prescribing me methadone and for breakthrough pain I was given oxycodone. I thought breakthrough pain meant (if you need more relief to take oxy). I took it now and then, but not everyday. So he did a random U/A. Well he said there wasn't any oxy in my pee. I explained, he gave me 1/2 my dose and told me to wean myself off, bc he was making it to where I'll never be treated again by a pm dr! He prescribed 12 10 mg methadone per day. And 8 30 mg oxy. I am not a junkie. I was injured in a 3xs rollover car wreck! All I can say, don't drink Mountain Dew and nyquil! And take the meds he gives you that u don't need or you're ruined for life! I still can't find a pm dr here in town bossier or Shreveport that will take blue cross. It took a lot of work to clear my record thanks to this jerk. Proceed with caution. Oh and tangs, he said I had too many dr's on my profile, ER visits I guess. I had gout, strep, and an ear infection! Dang my bad! Too many dr's on my profile? Wth? Is this illegal? And does anyone know of a dr that takes blue cross and prescribes narcotics? Nerve blocks are painful and don't work nor do inj's.

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BL Says:

Kim, the profile the dr was talking about is your profile at the Louisiana Prescription Monitoring Program. That database lists all of the prescriptions that you have gotten filled since 2008, not just Schedule II's. If you have gotten prescriptions filled in neighboring states, your drs also have access to that info.

NyQuil contains alcohol. It is possible that you can test posiive for alcohol if you take NyQuil.

You can call Blue Cross and ask them for a list of Pain Management Drs in your area that take Blue Cross. There is no way of knowing what treatments and/or meds a dr will prescribe. You will need copies of your medical records. If you don't have a PCP, it might help if you have one.

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Kim Says:
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This dr can help me by giving me a lortad at Least do r crippling gout 3-4 herniating disc my , and elbow I've. Had crushed in a car wreck,,,?instead of a utltran? For real ? I'm so tired of spending time to find a dr who gives a crap and will listen. Bc I've got proof how bad I've been hurt it's nice to know there's good dr exists these days. And people who'd give a poop to reply, thanks kim

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Jenny924 Says:
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I am prescribed soma 3 times daily 350 mg and my medicare replacement policy for disability pays for it with override. My pharmacy has not seen this covered but I have tried everything. I have severe MS, with over 25 surgeries and only 42. I know that it is not illegal but highly scrutinizedoubt. In New Orleans. Good luck and bless you!

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BL Says:

Jenny924 , there are ways to have medications covered when they are denied. The pharmacy can do an overide or the patient can appeal the denial and the doctor can write a letter. Unfortunately, most doctors don't want to spend their time doing paperwork.

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