Karen Z. Pantazis, MD

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Dr. Pantazis spent quite a while at her computer before actually addressing me. When she finally did, I was struck by her superior additude. I have a herniated/bulging disk (L5) and daily migraines and am only treated with Imitrex for the migraines and nothing for the back and legs. The exception being two previous cortisone shots directly into the spine. NEITHER shots gave me any pain relief. She quickly went over the very helpful but discontinued opiod pain meds that acted a big bandaid for the last two years. She said,"We don't do those kinds of medications here". I said, "Well okay, as long I get some similar relief it doesn't matter".

Dr. Panazis and I proceded out to the nurses station to schedule future dates. However, the Urine analysis and blood must be taken first she said before any meds could even be considered. So I did my UA and bloodtest that day, yet my next appt. with her was over 3 weeks away. Three more weeks of terrible back/leg pain.
When Dr. Panazis and I met next, she stated clearly that all my med records had been reviewed, yet I still had no meds of any kind coming until I saw the pain psychiatrist, Dr. Aria. In the 3 week meanwhile, Dr. Panazis gave me some topical only lidocaine patches for a herniated L5 disk and chronic migraines.
I finally see Dr. Aria. He's the good cop! Oh, I understand you didn't really abuse Norco by asking for it early,etc Dr. Aria is a PAIN PSYCHIATRIST so he can"t write scripts. The whole hour interview was full of complements to me and about my family, oh and how I MUST go out and BUY a book called, "Change Your Brain, Change Your Life", by Daniel Amen, a psychiatrist who instist that he only can interpret SPECT scans at his 4 day $3250 clinic. This clinic aslo offers expensive herbal meds ( his brand of course) and a big range of books and DVDs, and even lecture dates. Even phone calls for advice arf 150 dollars per half hour.
After two months of appts, a UA, blood test, buying and returning a book, and a small box of useless lidocaine patches, all I got was the same pain but a whole lot more frustration. When they stated in a email that Norco would not be continued (I never asked for it, or anything else ) I wrote back pointing out that I never asked for any class of drug, only that I needed pain relief. This pain clinic didn't offer a single NSAID, Anti-Depressant, muscle relaxer, nada,. nothing. I mentioned they're more concerned covering their backside than their patients pain.
Lo and behold, within hours of that email, I get an urgent phone call from a Kaiser Pyschiatrist, requesting a meeting asap. He said that he had an ANTI-PSYCHOTIC med that would help me.
So because I don't like the way I was treated by Kaisers Pain Management, they brought in a Psychiatrist to diagnose me with a mood disorder, or a personality disorder, bi-polar 1 etc.,etc., just because I was the one with the untreated pain who dared question a Kaiser doctor!
And can't forget to mention two previous emails to a Kaiser doctor that leg to Kaiser's legal dept threatening that if any more such emails from me, that used profanity, or were demeaning, etc. my membership in Kaiser would be pre-maturely terminated!
Is that when I get to finally...thrive???

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Dr. Pantazis spent quite a while at her computer before actually addressing me. When she finally did, I was struck by her superior additude. I have a herniated/bulging disk (L5) and daily migraines and am only treated with Imitrex for the migraines and nothing for the back and legs. The exception being two previous cortisone shots directly into the spine. NEITHER shots gave me any pain relief. She quickly went over the very helpful but discontinued opiod pain meds that acted a big bandaid for the last two years. She said,"We don't do those kinds of medications here". I said, "Well okay, as long I get some similar relief it doesn't matter".

Dr. Panazis and I proceded out to the nurses station to schedule future dates. However, the Urine analysis and blood must be taken first she said before any meds could even be considered. So I did my UA and bloodtest that day, yet my next appt. with her was over 3 weeks away. Three more weeks of terrible back/leg pain.
When Dr. Panazis and I met next, she stated clearly that all my med records had been reviewed, yet I still had no meds of any kind coming until I saw the pain psychiatrist, Dr. Aria. In the 3 week meanwhile, Dr. Panazis gave me some topical only lidocaine patches for a herniated L5 disk and chronic migraines.
I finally see Dr. Aria. He's the good cop! Oh, I understand you didn't really abuse Norco by asking for it early,etc Dr. Aria is a PAIN PSYCHIATRIST so he can"t write scripts. The whole hour interview was full of complements to me and about my family, oh and how I MUST go out and BUY a book called, "Change Your Brain, Change Your Life", by Daniel Amen, a psychiatrist who instist that he only can interpret SPECT scans at his 4 day $3250 clinic. This clinic aslo offers expensive herbal meds ( his brand of course) and a big range of books and DVDs, and even lecture dates. Even phone calls for advice arf 150 dollars per half hour.
After two months of appts, a UA, blood test, buying and returning a book, and a small box of useless lidocaine patches, all I got was the same pain but a whole lot more frustration. When they stated in a email that Norco would not be continued (I never asked for it, or anything else ) I wrote back pointing out that I never asked for any class of drug, only that I needed pain relief. This pain clinic didn't offer a single NSAID, Anti-Depressant, muscle relaxer, nada,. nothing. I mentioned they're more concerned covering their backside than their patients pain.
Lo and behold, within hours of that email, I get an urgent phone call from a Kaiser Pyschiatrist, requesting a meeting asap. He said that he had an ANTI-PSYCHOTIC med that would help me.
So because I don't like the way I was treated by Kaisers Pain Management, they brought in a Psychiatrist to diagnose me with a mood disorder, or a personality disorder, bi-polar 1 etc.,etc., just because I was the one with the untreated pain who dared question a Kaiser doctor!
And can't forget to mention two previous emails to a Kaiser doctor that leg to Kaiser's legal dept threatening that if any more such emails from me, that used profanity, or were demeaning, etc. my membership in Kaiser would be pre-maturely terminated!
Is that when I get to finally...thrive???

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