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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 08:32 PM

South Carolina pain clinics company, accused of fraud, strands patients without medical records

When an Upstate pain management company closed all of its Carolina clinics last month, the fallout didn't end there.

Over 200 miles east of Pain Management Associates' corporate headquarters in Easley, two East Tennessee pain clinics managed by the company abruptly closed their doors as well, leaving some patients unable to get their medical records and some employees unpaid.

Advanced Spine and Pain in Crossville and Coffey Family Medical Clinic in Oneida, Tennessee, both closed over a span of a few days in mid-August, according to patients and employees. In the weeks since the closures, former employees say they haven't received their final paycheck and some former patients have been unable to access their medical records. Without those records, patients are unlikely to convince other pain clinics to take them on as new patients.

Pain clinic patients in limbo

Amanda Doyle, 39, a former patient of the Coffey clinic, said she has been slowly running out of painkillers and anti-seizure medication since the closure. Without medication, Doyle suffers from dozens of dangerous seizures every day, she said.

Read more: https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2019/09/12/sc-based-pma-pain-clinics-abandoned-patients-and-employees-in-tennessee/2272708001/

Cross-posted in the Tennessee Group.

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