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Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15002 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting Monster Max and Destry's :


If I were you I would just remind myself I am not a doctor.

Monster Max and Destry's 1 child; Xenia, Ohio 6201 posts
status 26th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amelia Margaret:</b>" If I were you I would just remind myself I am not a doctor."</blockquote>




That is exactly what my coworkers , husband, family.. Everyone says. But I grew up around addiction, it really bothers me and breaks my heart.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting Monster Max and Destry's :"


Well you know, you're not the doctor seeing these patients so you don't truly know what is going on with them. Living with chronic pain is something I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy and honestly, if someone wants to dope themselves up every day to cope with the pain, I say go for it.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting Monster Max and Destry's :" <blockquote><b>Quoting Amelia Margaret:</b>" If I were you I would just remind myself ... [snip!] ... what my coworkers , husband, family.. Everyone says. But I grew up around addiction, it really bothers me and breaks my heart."


Meh, there are worse things than functional addicts. I'm technically an addict. I probably don't really need my antidepressants anymore but I am very physically dependent on them; a forgotten dose gives me terrible withdrawals.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15002 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting Monster Max and Destry's :


But you have not been trained to recognize addiction or how to manage an addict's chronic pain have you?

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting Monster Max and Destry's :" <blockquote><b>Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):</b>" I did for almost a year and couldn't ... [snip!] ... stop worrying and that its "above my pay grade".. Nothing is illegal or anything, I just don't agree with a lot of things. Idk."


I cant give many due to being in the medical field lets just say people where neglecting and not taking care of people within their care and I could not stand by and watch it.

Monster Max and Destry's 1 child; Xenia, Ohio 6201 posts
status 26th Apr '13

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Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting Monster Max and Destry's :" <blockquote><b>Quoting Dovahkiin:</b>" Well you know, you're not the doctor seeing ... [snip!] ... the doctor. He just doesn't see it. I am trained to watch for dependent behavior, it was pounded into my head during schooling."


Have you talked to him about this?

Monster Max and Destry's 1 child; Xenia, Ohio 6201 posts
status 26th Apr '13

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Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting Monster Max and Destry's :" <blockquote><b>Quoting Dovahkiin:</b>" Have you talked to him about this? "</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... is, but I still don't like the thought of it. He always just says that he isn't a cop, he is here to make patients feel better."


I would honestly have to agree with him.

Monster Max and Destry's 1 child; Xenia, Ohio 6201 posts
status 26th Apr '13

Man I must really be crazy, lol. Sorry guys. I'm just going to turn off my feelings at work.. It's obviously not as big of a deal as I think it is. Blah.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting Monster Max and Destry's :" Man I must really be crazy, lol. Sorry guys. I'm just going to turn off my feelings at work.. It's obviously not as big of a deal as I think it is. Blah."


If it bothers you that much, it's not going to just go away. I would either keep bringing it up with the doctor and express that you're seriously concerned... or look for a different place to work.

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8554 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting Monster Max and Destry's :"


I would feel the same way that you feel about that situation.
Someone very close to me was prescribed a huge amount of drugs several years ago that he never should have been on. In addition to that, he was basically handed prescription after prescription for painkillers after an accident...and I get that he was in a lot of pain, but it was like he was just set up for addiction. When he tried to talk to the doctors about getting off everything, they smiled and nodded and gave him MORE meds. He finally quit everything pretty much cold turkey, had a really brutal couple of months, and is perfectly healthy now. It was an absolute nightmare watching him go through the whole process. At one point, he was so stoned on pills all the time that he might as well have been a heroin addict. He was not himself in any way, and it was horrifying to watch.



Maybe that's a lot more dramatic than what you're seeing every day, but prescriptions get handed out like candy and it would make me really uncomfortable to be part of that too.



If I were in your position, I'd look for similar jobs. Med offices usually pay decently and offer good benefits. Stay where you are until you find something better, but the stress of an environment that makes you uncomfortable like that can really take a toll after a while.

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57831 posts
26th Apr '13

I worked in insurance for 7 years. If there is anything more deplorable, let me know. lol I spent my entire day trying to figure out how to not pay people for the things they paid to cover. It was awful.



I'm a teacher now and there are things I am forced to do - like standardized testing - that go against my view of education but not my moral code.

Monster Max and Destry's 1 child; Xenia, Ohio 6201 posts
status 26th Apr '13

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