Quick History of Situation:
I received a letter from the major university in my area, which my neuro became associated with several years ago, at the start of the week. I was advised my current neuro was moving offices and would be about a hour away. I could stay with her or they (the university system) would reassign me to local neuro. However, the new doctor will not prescribe any narcotics to any new patients and I would be considered new. This has fundamentally taken 60 local neuros away from me (yes, 60, I checked the list of neuros affiliated with the university system).
I sent a letter to the medical governing board, filing a complaint against the director of the university medical center neurology department for this action, pointing out I have been summarily dismissed and denied a therapy I have been on for 25 years without so much as a glance at my medical records.
The Medical Board Response:
Within 72 hours the legal department contacted me. They would like to move forward with the complaint but feel it should include my name as the complainant. The release letter to use my name also includes permission to access “all information relevant to the complaint, including medical history.”
In theory I don’t mind being turned into an advocate for proper pain med use in chronic conditions. In reality I’m terrified this will “put my name out there” and make it impossible for me to get a new doctor if something happens to my current neuro (I’m staying with my current doctor and making the drive to the new office).
Should I allow my medical records to be released as part of my complaint? What do you think?