Hi, I've only recently returned to the 'States. As you guys (if anyone in misc has seen me in the BSG/SG section) may have seen, I sometimes post at odd hours - mainly because I've worked various hours in my previous job in Saudi Arabia, which has suited a medical condition of mine (pretty much hereditary insomnia) just fine. I had to change clinics, from one I had attended for 8 years, to a completely new one, a few months before I left the U.S. Now that I've returned home, I've found my current clinic has been given a big no-no towards the attitudes of sleeping pills. This was the case before but not as bad, however when I tried to return to my original clinic: I first just wanted a medical summary, the receptionist refused to allow me to see the doc for this. A little while later, I wanted to see the doc about a general health problem, again I was turned down (this receptionist claimed I was arguing, however, she was doing all the shouting - I'm no arguer, the doc himself said "that receptionist is a real bitch" (!) - she claimed my medical history had been transferred and thus I was no longer a patient. That turned out to be total B.S. I next tried a little while later, and they really had transferred my history by then... they claimed my doctor was not taking new patients and not seeing returning ones. I've had easy access to prescription drugs in Saudi that are "over the counter" compared to having to see a doctor in the U.S, however I have been in check with a doc there for the whole time anyway. There's no way I can get back into the workforce here, especially with the current climate, and with not being able to get a full eight hours' sleep. I have found that many doctors here "don't believe in tablets" (as a friend briefed me about) anymore. Obviously making a complaint is not going to get any results before I run out of medication. I need a way to approach this receptionist in a way that I know all my rights, and will politely but firmly refuse to leave the premises until such rights are fulfilled. Now I know there are a lot of people that are going to say that sleeping pills are bad, etc, however this has been my only real option for the last 8 years. They have been approved by 7 doctors over that time. I've found that the benefits have far outweighed the risks. It's just that there seem to be a lot of younger doctors in my area nowadays, who have been taught differently to the elder ones that can tell the genuine article from some dealer, and know what they're talking about. I appreciate any concerns for my health, but if anyone wants to tell me that I'm endangering my health, etc, please send it to me via PM, as this thread is really only for asking advice about how I can get to visit my old doc.