... people more and more see so many specialists and there is NO coordination of care through a primary care provider . . .
I at least try
to get everything reported back to my PCP.
...it's long names, and extra stuff to remember, and it's only my health so it's not important, who cares anyway 'cos if it all goes wrong it's the doctor's
fault! responsibility to fix.
fixed that for ya
This is why I am SO happy our filling system actually has what are called "hard halts" for drug-drug interactions. ANY drug they have in their profile with us is run through a filter of interactions with all other drugs the doctor might prescribe. It also does the same for any potential allergies from meds in the same therapeutic class that may also provide difficulties (an allergy to amoxicillin will prompt a hard halt for penicillin, ect.).
Can I transfer all my scripts to your pharmacy?? I once had a doctor try to give me Celebrex when I am highly allergic to sulfa. Another one did
give me Augmentin when I am also allergic to amoxicillin. Boy was that
fun! I'm glad I've always refused penicillin a second time. Had it once as a teen with no ill effect, but half my family is allergic to it.
The only ABs that I'm not yet allergic to, that I know of, are Vancomycin and Zithromax.
I now carry a list of all my meds AND allergies together on a bright pink
sheet of paper in my wallet. I give a copy to every
doctor at every
visit. I also wear a Medic Alert necklace with my allergies listed on it.