Addiction clinics masquerading as pain clinics

All Things Chronic

There’s a “pain clinic” at the University of New Mexico run by Dr. Joanna Katzman, which I’ve written about before:

Dr. Katzman never confirmed to me that this clinic doesn’t prescribe pain medications, but just as I surmised, it’s true:

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(3/15/2016) CDC Opioid Guidelines Released

Under comments:

Teresa Crisman
March 16, 2016 at 1:08 pm
I was correct in my assumption that my dr. would discontinue my pain meds today. Right about that, but not right about the reason. She walked in saying They (group of drs, one clinic) couldn’t be my provider anymore. She said I was ” Doctor shopping”. I was stunned and told her it was not true! After claiming I filled a Rx in my village which has no pharmacy, after I said not true again, she showed me a pharmacy print out with some other drug dispensed to me, and again I…

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