• Medical practice reports that it no longer accepts new patients with chronic pain (Refusal to Treat)
  • Medical office staff refusing/delaying access to my pain care provider either by phone or by scheduling appointments as needed (Unintended/accidental abandonment)
  • Successful pain treatment option was stopped by my pain care provider; denial of insurance coverage/reimbursement was the reason given. (Third Party Payer Driven)

Pharmacy will not stock or fill legal prescription for my pain medication.

  • Successful pain medication treatment was stopped by my pain care provider; change in medical practice policy was the reason given

  • My primary care provider has refused to follow through on a treatment plan recommended by a pain specialist.
  • Unable to find primary care specialist who will treat me

  • Unable to find a pain specialist who will treat me

  • “Fired” by my pain care provider; no reason given and no referral list or recommendations offered

  • “Fired” by my pain care provider due to not following a treatment agreement or the result of a urine drug test, without follow-up appointment or addressing the cause

  • Practice no longer willing to treat me and/or other established patients with chronic pain; dismissed from care: received certified letter and list of providers to contact; further assistance and continued care ended before a new provider was found and seen.