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old father who was dropped by currant pain management doc.

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how can i find a doc for my 78yr. old father who was dropped by currant pain management doc.?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  MasterDoc replied 8 years ago.
What town and what state?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
billings,mt.
Expert:  MasterDoc replied 8 years ago.
FInding a new pain management physician once dropped by another can be VERY difficult or impossible. Three names I have found in Billings are:
Dr. Teresa Cherry
Dr. Michael Schabacker
Dr. Don Thai
A local search should find you their phone numbers.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I have been trying for 2 weeks with these 3 names and more.. Iam worried about withdrawel from the meds he has been on. I have taken him to emergency for a week supply of meds but they can only do so much.
Expert:  MasterDoc replied 8 years ago.
As an emergency physician I know exactly what you mean. WIthdrawal is a legitimate concern. Unfortunately a place like billings has only a very limited number of pain management physicians. If all else fails, there is a commercial service that works to "hook you up" with a physician. However, their fees can be stiff and I can't personally vouch for the quality.
www.nncip.com
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
is there another type of doc.that can help? I know that there are pain pumps that can be implanted.
Expert:  MasterDoc replied 8 years ago.
THere are pain pumps that can be implanted. THat is usually done by an anesthesiologist. However, such an MD would generally list themselves as a page management MD so would have been found on one of our searches if in Billings.
The alternative would be to check with the anesthesia departments of nearby medical schools to see if they provide such care. THe only one I am sure does it on a routine basis is the cleveland clinic.
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