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Old 09-16-2013, 01:46 PM
Location: southern born and southern bred
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Originally Posted by Hopes View Post
I understand the risks of drug interactions and why the hospital needs to know what meds a patient is taking. In the OP situation, it's insane that he had to go days without his medication. In that situation, I would self medicate and inform the staff that I was doing it so the records could be noted to prevent a drug interaction. If they want to kick me out because of their inept procedure, I'd be fine with that. But I highly suspect my standing my ground and self medicating would entice this once-a-week doctor out of the woodwork to solve the problem because they want to make money from my being there.

As for new doctors disagreeing with old doctors medication choices, that's something the new doctor should discuss IN DETAIL with the patient before changing medications. Patients have rights and one of those rights is to refuse medication. The medication God should take the time to talk with patients about medication and the benefits and risks of the medication. Being informed of benefits and risks is another patient right. So I'm not falling for this hardline "must follow doctors orders" when the system itself is failing miserably.
Originally Posted by Hopes View Post
Your hospital is irrelevant to the OP. She's describing a hospital that only has a prescribing physician ONCE a week. If it doesn't have a full time prescribing physician, it's doubtful there is a fulltime customer service agent there.

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all the above-yes!!!!!!
such as the point I was trying to make.

And my meds still go where I go just in case such should occur.
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