I have been a patient of the Austin Pain Associates for many years. In fact when I first was asked to see them I wanted to get a Dr. closer to home. But once I saw the Dr. there I decided it was worth the 85 mile drive to see someone who finally understands the pain I was in. He tried several different treatments until he finally found the one to help me with my pain. I have a spinal stimulator implanted in my spine and it works wonders for me. Yes, I still have to take my pain pills at times. But not like I did before the implant was put in.
I have read the other inputs and I also had to sign a form stating that I would not use any other pharmacy but the one I told them about. Being a nurse myself, I can understand this since people would go to other Drs. and get their pain pills refilled at several different pharmacies, there fore have double or even triple supplies of the pain meds at times. By doing this they can regulate the prescriptions. And by law they should be doing this.
I also don't get to see the Dr. on my visits, but the PA. always goes to talk to the Dr. if there is a problem, he reviews the situation, and gives the treatment plan to the PA.
I know all Drs. can not please all but I myself am very pleased with the care I get here and will continue to go here as long as my insurance allows me to do so.