I'm a patient of Dr. Zhu's who had to go out of state as my dad was having brain surgery. I knew before leaving Washington that I would run out of my pain meds and attempted to get pills for the number of days I would need covered. I was informed by his office that he would be unable to write Ca script in advance as I was not yet due pills. Once was down to two pills and needed my hydrocodone refilled while still out of state I contacted his office again only to be told he couldn't write a script because another state would not accept it. I contacted the pharmacy in the state I was in (Illinois ) who told me they fill out of state scripts all the time. I also called Walgreens in Washington who said yes it could certainly be done and in fact said to just have him fax a script to them for the number of days I would be gone and they could enter it in the computer and then Walgreens in Illinois could fill it. So once again I called Dr. Zhu's office again who repeated that he could not write a script to be filled by another state and when I asked to speak with a nurse was told I would have to wait for a call back!
Thanks to WA center for pain I can finally finish college. They weren't intimidated (or exasperated) by my long list of symptoms, meds or doctors, and when I had a medical emergency in their office they handled it perfectly. Without their help I wouldn't have been able to tolerate the treatments I need to keep my med probs from taking over my life. I see both Dr Hong and Reed, who've always been very nice and patient even if I'm anxious or disorganized and like to complain. The first visit with Pain Docs can be a little weird. There are all these regulations (I blame Michael Jackson) so it can feel strange answering a ton of background-check type questions. And nowadays everyone is going to ask about mental health, its part of the "treat the whole person" trend. And my insurance didn't want to pay but finally did. The goal at WCPM is to find a long-term strategy: they kept working with me until we found a good way to manage my treatment.
I went to seattle acupuncture and coaching for unexplained abdominal pain. I received cupping which helped relax muscle tension (It was like getting a deep tissue massage) The needles were painless- and I have a phobia of needles. Ben was great at calming me down and assuring the needles were not going to hurt. The session was very relaxing and I felt better after the treatment. I also was given Chinese herbs to help with the stomach pain. Those herbs are phenomenal! They relieve my stomach pain almost instantly after drinking a cup. I would recommend seattle acupuncture and coaching because I found pain relief here while other health care professionals told me they couldn't find a cause and take to advil.
Ben Dorfman is an excellent practitioner. He has a calm and patient presence and listens carefully while intuiting the needs of the patient, both physically and emotionally. Ben has an innate ability to assist the patient in resolving problems. I have known Ben for years and observed him as he uses his powers of observation to pair with acupuncture in order to help his clients heal i highly suggest others to experience Ben's expertise!
I was barely able to walk or sleep due to how much pain I was in. After treatment with Dr. Hong, I can now live my life again due to the dramatic decrease in pain..
Please visit my website at: www.universalcpr.info for all your cpr/first aid needs.
Please visit my website at www.universalcpr.info for all your cpr/first aid needs.