Response to the Roland Clinic story

Robert Wiley
Robert Wiley
National Facilitator
National Pain Patients Coalition (NPPC)

NEWS STORY - Roland Clinic Draws Scrutiny (Sequoyah County Times, Muldrew, Oklahoma)

Editor's Note: The following is a response to the Roland Clinic story by Robert Wiley, who was quoted in the article.

I am writing to you in regard to a difficult position that the OBNDD has put myself and many other patients in by attacking REV. Dr. Myers.

First, let me begin by clearing up some confusion. The assistant editor for Oklahoma Watch was not clear on what is going on. Dr. Myers is being attacked by the OBNDD IN A CIVIL SUIT NOT A CRIMINAL SUIT.

That being said, Mr. Vieth misquoted what I said in one single paragraph. He made it sound as if I was just blowing off the charges and used language that I did not use There was also supposed to be a story from the pain patients side and it was held back. The patient story was written by Jaclyn Cosgrove and I gave her four different people she could talk to and she used only one of my suggestions. Now is that's fair and balanced?

From my experience as a chronic pain patient has been a long one. Prior to 2012 you were required to see your doctor once every three months. As it stands now you have to see your doctor monthly and for most patients they are in a maintenance situation.

It is a simple situation, an assistant gets your vitals, then you see your doctor or his physician assistant. These visits for most clinics are very short and takes very little time. The OBNDD thinks that this is not the normal situation. I am here to tell you that is the way it is across the country.

I informed Mr. Vieth that Dr. Myers was doing chronic pain sufferers a great service and I will explain why. When you see a pain management doctor the initial fees are exceptionally high, nearing three to four hundred dollars and follow up appointments run around two hundred dollars.

Second, they do not want to see you if you refuse to take epidural injections or agree to a medical implant. The average cost of a epidural for a cash patient is $1500.00, that is real fraud. If you don't want a medical implant which by the way are extremely expensive they will release you. I currently have a spinal cord stimulator and it is causing more problems than it solves.

What is happening to Dr. Myers is not right and the Oklahoma Watch has sensationalized this story with the help of the OBNDD. I will quote what Mrs. Levenue of the OBNDD said, "I would rather writhe in pain than take a pain pill". My question is how long would she writhe in pain?

This is what happens when the government gets involved in health care. Those who think that the Wellness Clinic is a Pill Mill they are wrong. They run background checks, they urine screen and call for random pill counts. That is not irresponsible medicine.

This is a case of GOVERNMENT OVERREACH. The clinic has fired so many patients for supplying false information, failed urine tests and generally not following the rules that are in place. Leave this doctor to his work and get out of my care. Both of the stories are on this website. http://www.painpatientscoalition.com/news100.html

April 23-30, 2016

National Pain Patients Coalition (NPPC)
Virginia Brooks, Co-Founder
P.O. Box 269
Belzoni, MS 39038


American Pain Institute (API)
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder & President



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