We are pleased to announce that we have installed a new “eprescribe system” that allows us to send an electronic prescription directly to your pharmacy. The benefits to this are:
- You don’t have to worry about losing your prescription.
- You don’t have to drop it off….you can just pick it up (although there may be a 30-90 minute delay before it is filled).
- The software checks for interactions between your medications. PLEASE NOTE: In order to make this part work, all of your medications and allergies must be updated in our system each time we see you.
- We will most likely be able to see whether the medication we suggest is covered by your insurance and if it is affordable. We can then try to tailor your medications to your budget or advise you of the differences between the medication options. If you want to take the most advantage of that feature, please know what your prescription co-pays are and have in mind a budget you have for your medications.
We want your care to be successful and affordable, yet we also want you to have access to the very best medications. At least with this tool we can discuss the relative merits of the treatments. We are excited about this new program that will assist us in providing even better care to our patients.