- Should an established patient be allowed to just “call-in” to the doctor’s office and receive prescription refills without coming in for an office visit?
- What risks does this pose for the physician’s office by ‘just “calling in meds”?
- Explain if there is a time that it would be appropriate for the physician to ‘just call in a prescription’?
When answering this question I would like you to consider the following:
Should a refill be restricted based on time between visits? If so then how often should the patient have to come in order to keep getting refills over the phone?
Should the class of medication make a difference?
Should the condition the medication is for make a difference?