Their scheduling is pretty easy, they're pretty prompt with your visits with low wait times, doctor Ruth does great work and is very easy to talk to, but the biggest, most glaring problem, is their refusal to adequately manage pain. This is a massive problem all over the country, but the absolutely asinine ideology behind prescribing such low doses of pain management medicine, is almost criminal. The concern is creating addicts, I understand that, however if you're going to prescribe opioid medications AT ALL, you've just created the potential for addiction. People with a proclivity or propensity toward addiction will become addicts with very little introduction; this is a fact. The people that truly suffer are those of us with long lasting and chronic pain that can be debilitating. I'm a single father in the working class that works in the trades. My ability to physically perform to provide for my children is in direct relation to how much daily pain I'm in. When a doctor knows you're hurting badly, and they're willing to knowingly prescribe an amount of pain medication that is inadequate to manage your pain effectively, it leaves you wondering why they choose to allow you to suffer. Because you might become an addict? I've been on pain medication for the better part of a decade for an almost innumerable amount of physical ailments. After I moved to the east coast from California, finding a doctor that would treat my pain was extremely difficult. I went without pain meds for almost 4 years, zero opioid meds. Not an addict obviously. So now you see I don't have a proclivity towards addiction based on actual facts, why not adequately manage pain? Pain is gradient, a spectrum; some people need more, some are plenty fine with less. Treat us with what we need on an individual basis, so we can have a quality of life that we deserve.
All in all I like the practice and I like the doctor/s, I'd just like to emplore the prescribing staff to use a little more empathy to more accurately and effectively treat each patients level of pain. We aren't a one size fits all community.