I never gave my dentist’s name, and although I gave my PCP name, I never told her about TPAPN. If you follow the rules to the letter, then you are supposed to tell your doctor and if you get ANY prescription from them, like even antibiotics for a bladder infection, you’re supposed to have them fill out that stupid prescription form! Yeah, no WAY was I gonna do that! I was humiliated enough, I never saw the need to humble myself even more. And that form was awful, it asks if the doctor feels that I’m complying with the program and safe to work? Like my dentist would know that?
At first I was convinced that TPAPN was all powerful and they’d know that I’d seen my doctor, and I hadn’t had my doctor sign that form, so I quit going to my doctor! (Btw it’s been awhile but I’m pretty sure there’s no form for your doctor to sign UNLESS a prescription is involved, so you don’t have to tell your doctor, even if you’re following all the TPAPN rules exactly, unless they’re prescribing something). Foolish to quit seeing my doc I know, but I just couldn’t face it. I quit my hormone replacement, my blood pressure pills, everything, because I was sure as soon as I had a prescription filled, some transmission would go out to TPAPN. (In the end I found my BP came down in its own, maybe the lack of stress I’d discovered when I quit diverting 😜)
Eventually I realized that there was no way that TPAPN would automatically know of a visit to a doctor, and even a prescription that was filled, as long as that script wasn’t for a narcotic. So after about two years I went back to seeing my doc. New doc, btw, the PCP that I’d told TPAPN about moved, and I never bothered to tell them about my new one. I just kept using the same name/phone number from my old PCP on my reports, because a new doctor would’ve flagged something where they’d insist I notify my new doc about my enrollment in TPAPN.