I was not aware my doctor was going on vacation. I called for an appointment and was told by the receptionist that he was on vacation. I asked what I should do as I am on several narcotics and will go into withdrawal. She said I always call late "like I can just come in anytime" and the covering doctor was full.
I asked again what I could do (I usually call a week ahead because I do not have anyone to drive me. If I make the appointment when I leave a visit I worry if my back is so bad I may have to cancel). This woman is so nasty. I called the next day again because I called several walk-in urgent clinics and they said they wouldn't deal with this. She repeated I could not be helped.
I asked about the N.P. as I could make the methadone stretch and she replied "she can't prescribe any medications that are narcotic." I feel this is patient abandonment as she had said the doctor I see would be back in two weeks. She said she wouldn't give me anything until three days after he gets back. This is absurd. I have gotten appointments the same day for severe nausea and once for severe pain. I don't know what to do. Thanks for any help.