Thanks burntbrat; and kat
I don't have a history of missing work, asking for painkiller or anything else. I don't know why this office has thier policy, but I may well let them administer the MRI and then go to a different orthopaedist if they just won't help. I'm going to go Monday to my regular doc who I have been seeing for some years, and hopefully he will excuse me till the next appointment at least.
This isn't a peeve thread, but I gotta say I hate these doctor's office, real estate, bank, you name it office personnel whio seem to think they own the place and that the patient/customer is just an irritation to deal with.