I googled the name and found what appears to be the center that Tina described. They have a link to their policy on prescript
ion refills and claim to charge a $20 fee whenever prescript
ions are refilled without a MD appt. It states that if you see the MD or NP, then the fee is not charged. They claim this policy was put into effect as a result of the increasing malpractice insurance rates and if it's actually administered this way, I'd have to say it does makes some sense. After all, picking up a prescript
ion still requires that someone pull your chart and a licensed prescribed make a note in your chart and write the script
Perhaps they are cutting down on their actual patient visits by frequently moving people's appts so that they will then request the refill and then see the Doc/NP the next month????
I certainly hope that's not the case and that things go better for you than what was Tina's experience.
Keah a.k.a. Wormy
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