Appropriate Prescribing of Controlled Substances. Sense and Sensibility with the Drug Seeker Suzanne J. Ferree, MD, owner/physician, Cambridge Medical Group. Objectives. Identify a potential personal weakness in your post-training practice of medicine Identify the drug seeker
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Appropriate Prescribing of Controlled Substances
Sense and Sensibility with the Drug Seeker
Suzanne J. Ferree, MD, owner/physician, Cambridge Medical Group
Identify a potential personal weakness in your post-training practice of medicine
Identify the drug seeker
Empower you to have a seeker-free practice
Become prepared to assist the drug seeker in getting help
Understand what our Georgia Medical Board considers unprofessional conduct
Gain basic understanding of controlled substances and the roles of the FDA and DEA
The Prescribing Contract
28 year old WF long history of well-documented ADD presents 5 days early for her refill and has lost 5 pounds. She’s stressed over her wedding in 2 months, and is going out of town for the long weekend and needs her prescription now
36 year old WM with 4th severe headache this semester, unresponsive to triptans. Has been unwilling to take a daily prophylactic medication and “doesn’t like neurologists” because of previous bad experience.
38 y/o WM executive in a suit, always irritable about the wait, looking at his watch, being treated for resistant high blood pressure comes in smelling of alcohol and slurring his words
42 year old stay at home mom with shaking anxiety, her mom took something that begins with a Z her whole life, and Mom says that’s what she needs