I received what I believe to be excellent advice from Richard A “Red” Lawhern for anyone looking for doctors still prescribing opioids:
I very often receive inquiries from patients who have been deserted by their doctors due to concerns for malicious persecution by DEA, DoJ, State Medical Boards or State drug enforcement authorities.
It is hard these days to find any doctor who is taking on new patients for the treatment of chronic pain. But a medical professional associated with the Alliance offered this insight: talk to your local independent pharmacist and ask which doctors they know who may be treating patients for pain.
The big chain pharmacies tend to discourage their pharmacist employees from answering such inquiries, but independent (neighborhood) pharmacies may have a little more latitude.
I had heard that pharmacists won’t tell you anything at all, not even if they have your medication in stock (although that may be different now).
Richard A “Red” Lawhern PhD