I am an occasional migraine sufferer and I recently had one that Excedrin and a quiet bedroom wasn't going to get me through. I made the mistake of visiting Pro Med on South Lamar; unfortunately, Dr. Smolik was working. He was the rudest doctor that I've ever encountered. He was impatient and seemed to lack compassion. Perhaps, he feels that all migraine patients are drug seekers? However, I'm confused - I specifically asked for a medication that is not a narcotic. I guess I'll never figure out why this man was so short with me. I was in severe pain. Just a bit of empathy would have made a big difference.
After initially saying that he would give me an injection of Imitrex, he apparently changed his mind and wrote a prescription for another drug at a dosage that, I later found out, most all pharmacies have to special order. I went back to Pro Med and asked for a new prescription at the common dosage (again - not a narcotic). The curt office staff informed me that the doctor never changes his prescriptions and they advised me to go to a pharmacy that wasn't next door. I had a migraine and I was close to vomiting on the desk - I wasn't really in any shape to be driving around.
I guess, I was ""lucky"" because he did eventually change the dosage; however, when I went back to the pharmacy they informed me that my insurance wouldn't authorize the amount that he prescribed. Not his fault, but I certainly knew that there was no hope in going back to explain this to him.
At this point, I knew it was hopeless. I spent the whole night in agony on the floor of my bathtub. I couldn't afford to go to an Emergency room; I could barely afford my visit to Pro Med!