Newname..I promise I'm not trying to be argumentative...but I just don't want others to think that their Dr. knows all the medicine interactions....That's actually not their job at all. That's why there are Pharmacists..
My PM has been named one of the top 70 PM's in the US...But he is the first one to say that even though he knows pain meds...he could not tell you if a blood pressure medication would interact with those meds or not...
That's why it's also very important for people to go to one Pharmacy..or at least one chain...so that the computer there can let them know of any deadly combinations...as well as be able to talk to patients about
side effects of certain meds.
I know that you think a Pharmacist doesn't have any training..or they don't know anything in particular and they should just keep quiet and hand you your meds and not say a word...Again..that is fine for you...but it's important that people know that is not what Dr.s recommend doing. Ask any one of them..
And yes...I also am happy for the one's that help catch those abusing drugs since they are the one's that help keep track of when we fill our prescript
ions...as well as help monitor the Prescript
ion Monitoring System that is in most states now and moving nationwide.
Again...I do not condone those that say mean things or try to override what the Dr. is saying..But they do have a medical responsibility to be watchful and contact Dr.s when they have a question or concern with someone who is showing suspicious activity.
I just know that my Pharmacist takes his job extremely seriously and carefully as he cares about
each one of the customers who come to see him. To become a lead Pharmacist you need a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited school. Their training includes filling prescript
ions, ethics, and counseling patients.
It's also an extremely dangerous job these days unfortunately with all the killings and shooting of Pharmacists just so people can get high.
So that's why I think these boards are so great...it's important to have all sides of situations for people to speak with their Dr.s about
and choose for themself..
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006