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Re: Dr. Whitworth...opinion...

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Posted by kimberly on May 05, 2000 at 14:40:16:

In Reply to: Re: Dr. Whitworth...opinion... posted by MLWhitworth, MD on May 04, 2000 at 20:46:34:

: We adopted a policy that we do not refill meds except during appointments. This has cut down by 75% the telephone calls we received. Also we adopted a policy that unless it is a life threatening emergency, we do not take calls at night. This has cut down calls by 99%. As for lost meds, we do weight the past veracity and compliance of patients in our script writing. One lost or stolen med episode is forgiven if there is a legitimate excuse. The second time, we will be happy to prescribe drugs to ameliorate withdrawal symptoms, but no narcotics until the next visit. If there is any evidence of diversion or abuse, we immediately discharge the patient from our practice back to their primary care physician, since all my patients are sent by referral only.

Doctor...thanks very much for your opinion. During my visit today there was only a mention to be very careful with the medicine, and I was treated as usual. I completely understand the policies regarding the refilling or represcribing of meds, and this incident definitely opened my eyes. I will treat my meds as if my life depends on them, which may be an exaggeration, but, conveys the seriousness I feel regarding their protection pretty well. Again, thanks for your time.
Kimberly


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