It was a long day in the clinic today…one of those days when you just come home drained. Thinking back over the day, I realized why some of it was so time consuming.
I saw several people today who were new to the practice. ONLY one of them brought her current medications WITH her! Another one could not even tell me the names…only the general idea of what she was one. Another would give me a list and then change her mind…she did this three times! Another person I finally had to tell her she just needed to reschedule her appointment and this time come with a print out of her medications from the pharmacy.
For your own safety and well being, it’s essential that you know what medications you are taking, how you are suppose to take them, why you are taking them, and who prescribed them.
Additionally, when you go and see a new health care provider, take or medications or write them down clearly. Include the name of the medication, the dosages, why you are taking it and how long you have been taking it. It’s great to get the information that way…I can just make a copy and put it into your chart.
And if you visit our clinic, and have done this…I’ll owe you a BIG hug!