A request for a medication refill requires a clinical follow-up on the medical condition, and is intended with the client’s best interest in mind.
A prescription medication is one that has the potential for complications and, as your provider, I have a responsibility to supervise the treatment. As such, I ask that you schedule an appointment to have your prescriptions filled. In some cases, there may to be too much of a risk to approve refills without reevaluation of your health issues. This can even be true of maintenance medicine. At your scheduled office visit, I will discuss appropriate monitoring intervals for your medications, and will ensure that you have enough refills until the next planned office visit.
When your medicine bottle shows "No refills remain" or "Contact your provider for a refill," these should serve as a reminder that you need to come in and be seen. Some medications are best monitored with laboratory testing in addition to an office visit. If you think you may need lab work prior to the office visit, have it drawn at least 48 hours before the appointment so that we can use the appointment time more efficiently. You will need to call the office a week prior to your scheduled appointment to request a lab order.
Please bring either a printed list of your medication(s) or the medicine bottles themselves to your appointment, including vitamins and supplements.
If you have any questions about this policy, please contact our office at email@example.com, or 319-551-7382.