I hear what you're saying, Jay. When we went for the first visit just trying to get meds we thought we should just stick to that subject not realizing that the VA Clinic doctor was also "examining" him for his back. It has been a real eye opening experience. My husband has been on numerous VA exams over the years since he was first officially disabled by the VA and never in all those years was he treated like he has been over the past three months. I have a feeling that they are on a campaign to just get information favorable to their argument and deny the claim. But for the VA Clinic doctor to be dragging her feet to prescribe him pain medication is so surprisingly. Thanks for your reply, Diane