As a firefighter forced to retire after my second back surgery, the best relief from pain that I know is regular exercise and sound diet and rest, and the need for any medication is always worrisome. So when a Hutcheson affiliated clinic began posting signs that any prescription for “pain” or “nerve” or such medications, would require an office visit every single month, I confronted my favorite but now-former doctor with the obvious:
does Hutcheson not trust its long-standing patients, or its own physicians, or does it just want to generate more income? I clearly hit a nerve and won’t quote his response, except to say he soon-after found work elsewhere, and I also have since wanted nothing more to do with Hutcheson.
A recent request for a three year old lab record has only gotten me that “they may (or may not) be found” in some warehouse, and no word since. It may be that (qualified) “Physicians are key to [Hutcheson’s] success,” but actually serving and caring for patients’ needs could be helpful for all concerned.