TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — An educational forum about addiction and opioid use was intended to educate the public, but several of Dr. Eugene Gosy’s patients showed up, looking for answers.
Some of his patients have said they hit a wall and don’t know who to turn to or where to go.They want the county to do something about it.
News 4 talked to one of his patients at Wednesday night’s forum, Anna Montgomery, and she said she wants his office to re-open. She said she is completely helpless without her medication. Currently, Montgomery’s primary care doctor will only fill three of her four prescriptions one time. She said without that fourth prescription, it’s a death sentence.
Montgomery attended the forum to get answers, but instead she left more confused.
“I’ve only gotten more questions. Why is a pediatrician telling me to cut down on my medication without Doctor’s approval? I’m more confused, more stressed, more frustrated and have more pain,” said Montgomery.
“At the end it kind of ended abruptly because of the acute crisis that we’re in. We have Dr. Gosy’s patients that continue to search for answers in terms of where they are going to be treated, where they are going to receive their medications and they want answers, but unfortunately at this point in time it doesn’t seem like anyone is able to provide said answers,” said Douglas Pierce, nurse practitioner at Gosy & Associates.
Pierce said he talked with some of the officials after the forum and they’re hoping to come up with a short term solution to help these patients get the care they need and the medications they need.