MEDICATION

To expedite your refill requests we recommend that you either have your pharmacist submit the request electronically or you submit your request through the patient portal.  Using the patient portal has increased efficiency a great deal and we recommend that you utilize it to its fullest. If you do not have refills left, this may be an indication that you need to be seen by your doctor. Please contact us 1 week before you need your medicine.

Although we recommend that you use the patient portal to communicate with our office, there may be times that you need to phone us for a request, in that case you will need the following information:

  • Your full name and date of birth  and Your telephone number
  • Name of medication (you may want to spell it), strength and dose
  • Name of your pharmacy, location and phone number

Some prescriptions, such as narcotics and amphetamines, cannot be called in unless we have seen you recently or will be seeing you.  These will not be refilled after hours. There are NO replacement scripts for lost prescriptions on controlled substances.

If you are taking medication for diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol or a diuretic among other high risk medications, you will need to have blood work done and office visits every 3-4 months. Thyroid hormone adjustments require blood levels at 90 days. Hormone levels should be done yearly if you are stable, more often if not.  We require a yearly physical -type of appointment to review all of your history and medications.

Please allow 24hrs for your refill request to be processed.

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

WE DO NOT PRESCRIBE NARCOTICS ON A LONG TERM BASIS. We will support you while helping you find a pain management physician. We do not refill lost narcotic, amphetamine or benzodiazepine scripts. If you require more than one refill you will be referred to a provider who will take over prescribing; pain management, psych, etc.  Here is a list of some of the medications that will only be prescribed for a short term basis:

  • Xanax
  • Ambien
  • Restoril
  • Lunesta
  • Klonopin
  • Lortab
  • Norco