Dr. Denise Oldenburg / improper medical care
I have been a patient of Dr. Oldenburg's for several months and have never failed a drug test administered by her office. I don't do street drugs and only take the prescribed medication that she provides, however, when i went to see her today, I was dismissed and unable to get my medication because I didn't have the drugs in my system that she has prescribed for me. I told the receptionist that I had run out a few days early this time due to being in more pain than usual because I had fallen a few days ago and have additional injuries. She said it didn't matter that a few days wouldn't make any difference. My medication only stays in my system 1 to 2 days on some of it and a few hours on the other kind . I ran out of medication over the week end. I had a head on collision with an eighteen wheeler several months ago is why I have to be treated by a pain specialist and I believe my situation would be life threatening without medication because I am not supposed to just stop taking it. I am supposed to be weaned off of it. I need a referal from Dr. Oldenburg to see another doctor and her receptionist said they would try to get my medical records to me within a week. The doctor did not talk to me at all today, just her son and the lady out front. These people made me feel like a criminal by insinuating I had sold my medication since I didn't have it in my system today. I do not feel as if this is proper behavior. I realize that Dr. Oldenburg has been in trouble with the DEA on several occasions, herself, but I do not feel as if her lifestyle should reflect on me and I should be unable to get my medication because she has problems. I have been on xanax since I was 21 and I am now 37.
David E. Bell