Sunday, February 17, 2008

Excuse Me?

Me: "Hi there. I'm Nurse Practitioner So and So and my NPI is blah blah and I need to call in an antibiotic for xxx patient please."

Pharmacist:"What is your name again? I don't need your NPI, I just need your collaborating MD's name."

Me: "You are aware that the medication that I am calling in is not a controlled substance?"

Pharmacist:" I know.. We always put the doctor's name on the bottle with a slash between his and your name."

Me: "Excuse me? I don't think that you understand how this works. I diagnose, prescribe and treat my own patients. You DO NOT need my collaborating MD's name on the bottle."

Pharmacist: "We always do it this though."

Me: "Not with this NP. I don't mean to be rude but if you don't fill this RX like the law states , that went into effect in 2004, I will recommend that my patients don't use your pharmacy."

Pharmacist: "Oh... I'll fill that the correct way then."

Me: "Thanks so much! Have a wonderful day!"

Sigh.....

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