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Should I be alarmed if doc asks about my OAARS report?!?!
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I recently switched docs but went to see my old PC for the last time, last week.  I told my new doc about my old doc and what I was being prescribed, but told him I was in the process of tapering off them (which I honestly am).  My new doctor told me to continue doing so and prescribed me a new med (which is completely different, and not related to, or in the same class of drug).  The V.A. also sends me sleep meds through the mail once a month.  No PC has ever brought this up to me in the past.  When I went to see my old doc (the one I will no longer be seeing), he asked me about my other scripts, which he has never done in the past.  I told him and he said ok and that he would make a note of it, then wrote me my usually rx and I went on my way.  I had no issue filling the scripts at the pharm, but did not know if I should be worried! I am sure it looks a little shady being as at this point I get (stims for adhd from one doc, benz for anxiety from another, and Z's for sleep from a third...), even though for a long period of time I had no issue and was receiving all my meds from one provider until about a year and a half ago.

I'm sorry if this is a bit confusing with all the diff. docs!! Just wanted to know if this has happened to anyone in the past. Thank you all, and hope all is well!
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#2
As long as your honest with your new doctor your old one should not even be a factor. They can both equally pull the same pharmacy report on you and see what ever meds you are prescribed. As far as the VA script. I am not sure that they include that in the report. They may but I have no experience with their system. Sometimes you can be prescribed during short periods of time from multi providers. IE: specialist ect... just be sure to tell your new doctor all the meds your taking . You don't want to give them any reason not to trust you. Super important you maintain trust since as soon as your doctor finds your lying it will be construed as many different things. They can use the dreaded term malingering, or tell you that your doctor shopping. I don't see that in your situation but it's always something to keep in mind. Best of luck with your new physician.
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#3
Hey D. don't be worried,i used to get all my meds thru my P.M up until 1.5yrs ago,thats when I had to change drs. and find one in my town.He told me in order to presc. what I was given for years,i had to go to a P.M-for pain releavers,a Phych. for my zannys,and a Phaziatrist for my M.relaxers,then my primary for the anti-seizure,and anti-dep. medication.(WHEW!),that's what I said. he said the dea would flag him if he alone wrote all those every month. No worries man!
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#4
Thank you both, I feel slightly relieved!

And the V.A. meds did show up on the report he showed me...
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(02-21-2017, 04:24 AM)Dentscllyfe Wrote: Thank you both, I feel slightly relieved!

And the V.A. meds did show up on the report he showed me...

They are searching for doctor shopping (among others) as long as you can justify your medications no worry
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#6
Yah like just be honest and the doctor will take you seriously. It's important to keep him in your loop or the trust will fade and they drop you as a patient. Our current laws and clinic policies are wacky. You can thank the CDC for that by the way hope it all works out for you. Smile
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