I had a PM doctor 4 years ago that would close her office just because she "felt like it" on Fridays and not warn any of her patients that had appointments that day. She did this to me twice, so after that I would not accept appointments on Fridays. I know when I went to see my doctor the other day that was out of town, I too was wondering about
me not being able to drive up there, but luckly I only have to go every 3 months. But this is something I would ask your doctor about
. But doctors are human too, and dont like to drive in snow or very bad weather, they know they have patients that need them, but it wouldnt be worth them risking their own lives driving on really icy roads. This is why I ALWAYS keep extra meds hidden for emergencies like that, and for some reason I always have leftovers before my next refill, sometimes ALOT of left overs so I stash those away for incase I cant ever get to my doctor in time, which my doctor is very aware of this.
And like Palady said, I know in my state they can fax in prescript
ions for scheadule 2 meds, but the original has to be mailed in with 3 days, and some doctors dont mind doing this, but some doctors also will NOT do it no matter what. So it all depends on how understanding your doctor is and the laws in your state. You could call you pharmacist and ask what the laws are where you live about
scheadule 2 meds. (if thats what you take). I had a friend that was taking hydrococodne 7.5mgs for her knee pain, and one day the pain got so severe she couldnt move, and she had no car, so she called her doctor, who's a PA, and she faxed in methadone for her, and that's a scheadule 2 drug.
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