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Hi Hester. First, I have certain, routine meds filled by my GP and the rest are filled by my rheumy. Second, listen to Lynnwood and badger them. There is one person in my rheumy's office- call her IW (incompetent witch)- with whom I always have problems. I was very sick recently and often couldn't drive, yet I drove one day with the intent of camping out until IW gave me letter she had weeks to write. Another staff checked and promised if I came back the next day IW would have it ready. It was ready and I didn't even need to have a house drop on IW. Try to fluff up your feathers Hester and kindly poop on them so they'll know not to mess with you. Love, Butterflake
PCP DX Lupus and Fibro, Taking plaquenil, Cymbalta, Flexeril,Claritin, Zantac,Ambien,vitamin B-12, multi- vitamin, Darvocet. Homeschooling Mom of 2 boys 1 and 6. Symptoms: Fatigue, joint pain, heat/sun sensitivity, mouth and nose sores, malar rash, migranes, awful hives, positive ANA, and RF.
thank all of you so much for your responses. It is all that I needed. I am going to see if I can get a copy of the original prescriptions signed by the doctor but written out by his staff. and will try to compare it to the note I gave them when I went in before. I am going to pretend that I am there for refills, until I get in the doctor's exam room and I am talking to him. I want him to see for himself how they messed up my meds.
Also about CVS. they do have this auto refill thing and they do call the doctor when it is needed. His office staff ignores CVS also. CVS sent a fax that was a form that the staff needed to fill out, and get the doctor to sign it, and fax it to silver script. Silver script told me that the prescription for Nexium woud be probably be approved if the doctor sent in the fax. he never sent it. i doubt if he ever saw it.
An intern that used to be one of Aganobi's office staff was a patient when I was the other day. I asked her who fills out the forms to get prior authorization from Silver script for Nexium. She said that no one in the office does this.
part of the reason that i hesitate to confront the staff and the doctor is because it is so easy to get prescriptions from him. the easy ones like doxepin and arthrotec, and some other meds.
It is more the doctor's problem. He tells them what to do, they take the case and line it up on the counter with other case files, records, and he walks down the line signing all the prescriptions on each case record, that they have written. He doesn't check them, he doesn't compare the scripts to the note I send or to the meds listed inside the records. It reminds me of an assembly line the way he does this. This way I am assuming he can see many patients in less time, and makes more profit.
Your opinion is very vauable to me.