Primary care doctors turning Gosy patients away?

Posted at 11:23 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 11:57:58-04

The Williamsville office of Dr. Eugene Gosy, who federal prosecutors say ran a pain management clinic responsible for helping to fuel the opioid addiction crisis in Western New York, will not reopen until May 16th. 

In the meantime, some of his thousands of patients say they are having trouble getting the pain medication they need. 

Health officials urged patients to see their primary care doctors, but many patients have reached out to 7 Eyewitness News claiming they are being turned away because of the ongoing legal scandal. 

"Nobody can get help, nobody can get answers, nobody cant get any resolution, all we're doing is being turned around in circles," said a patient who wanted to remain anonymous. 

The patient says he suffered a serious spinal injury years ago that causes him chronic pain. 

"Now that they painted this so broadly with this brush that we're all drug addicts, we have to be embarrassed and ashamed." 

He says his primary care doctor and clinicians at the ECMC emergency room refused to write him his prescription.