QuestionsCategory: OpioidsDismissal
Angie ybara asked 4 years ago

I have been in pain management and taking oxycodone for 6 years.  My pain management dr wants me to try epidural steroid injections again and I  refused because they didn’t work before when he tried.  My question is can he dismiss me as a patient if I constantly refuse the injections

1 Answers
Jeffrey Fudin Staff answered 4 years ago

Yes, but he also has a professional responsibility to taper your opioids if dismissed, or at least to give you a reasonable amount of time to find another clinician.