Prescription Policy Revised January 2012.
All patients must bring their prescription bottles with them when being seen in the office
Prescriptions will only be called in if the patient has seen their doctor within the last 30 days and has a follow-up appointment scheduled
Exception will be made if the patient was in the hospital at the time of their last scheduled appointment
Prescriptions for antibiotics will not be called in unless the patient is seen by a physician in the office
Prescriptions to treat new symptoms or for problems other than what the patient is being treated for will not be called in; patient must be seen by a physician in the office
Requests for prescriptions/refills will be processed within (3) business days.
Narcotics Prescribing Policy
Many patients require strong narcotic pain medication to help manage their condition. Due to increasing report of abuse of narcotics Med-Surg Group has established a policy to ensure adequate treatment for pain as well as to reduce the risk of problems with narcotic drug prescriptions.
The provider will evaluate the patient’s condition and only prescribe a narcotic of the strength necessary. This may be different than what another provider may have given the patient in the past.
All patients being prescribed narcotics will be asked to sign a Controlled Substance Agreement that will describe the responsibilities of both the patient and the provider.
No narcotic prescriptions will be filled on weekends (including Friday night). New prescriptions require a notice of at least (3) business days.
All prescriptions for controlled substances can only be refilled during an office visit.