My Gastro Dr decided to retire.. no notice

So I get up today, and know I have to call in my prescription on my Asacol cause I have only a couple days left.  So, I call the office and they said he can't authorize refills he officially retired today.  I was like WHAT!:?>!? No idea this was coming, and now I can't get medicine.  THey told me to call my local family dr. to see  if they would give me a refill till I can find another doctor.  I am beyond stressed right now, which will turn me into a pooping machine very quickly. AAAAAAHHHHHH i just wanna cry and scream. They should send a letter to let you know this is going to happen, or something. I am scared to go to a new dr. I don't like changes.  I feel so emotionally broken it is terrible.  I pray that the family dr. can refill my medicine. 

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deleted_user
deleted_user

Wow! That is totally unprofessional! Call your family doc and ask if he will refer you to another GI and give you enough meds until you can see a new GI. I fired 2 GIs and the next 2 gave me at least 8 weeks notice before they left. Is it possible that you \"old\" GI is ill? Maybe he didn\'t know that he was going to retire.

Hang in there, wishing you the best
UCKelsey
UCKelsey

Well I called my local Dr, he won\'t prescribe me any meds, just refer me is all. Sad I only have a few days left of Asacol. Its so irritating. You are supposed to trust your dr, and then this goes and happens. Well my GI was an older guy but I truely had no idea this was coming. Thanks for you encouragement!!
deleted_user
deleted_user

Kelsey,
You have every right to be pissed!! I mean WTF is he thinking? I really hope you find a good Dr. soon. Hang in there girl!!! I know how frustrating it is, but just hang in. Rich
UCKelsey
UCKelsey

Hey thanks! I know its like they should at least send a letter.. and I am mad my normal dr. won\'t prescribe it to me till i get to see the specialist if I find a good one. Just irriatating to no end!
Patswife
Patswife

Our pharmacy will give us 2 weeks emergency supply if Pat is unable to get to the Dr. Try asking them. Esp if you deal only with them.