Medications Blogs

Does the Pharmacy Call the Doctor When Filling a Prescription?

Does the pharmacy call the doctor when filling a prescription? Unless you have an open refill, it’s better to visit or call your doctor instead of calling your pharmacy for a prescription. More often than not, pharmacies will NOT call your doctor unless there is a question or concern about your original prescription or refill. While a call to your doctor may be needed to clear up any issues, it is an extra step that [Read More...]

How Do Pharmacies Fill Prescriptions?

How Do Pharmacies Fill Prescriptions? When a pharmacy fills your brand drug prescription they’ll typically ask you if they can fill it using the lower cost generic unless your doctor has checked off “dispense as written”. Although your pharmacist may want to save you money filling your prescription with a generic drug, it is important to know that their profit margins tend to be higher on generics. 3 Ways Pharmacies Get Paid when Filling Prescriptions: [Read More...]

Back to School: Children’s Health

Back To School Now that you’re ready for your child’s school year by purchasing the necessary pens, pencils, notebooks, backpack, and the exciting new wardrobe, it’s time to consider your child’s health as they head off to school.   Prepare for Proper Sleeping Habits As the summer winds down, so should the routine of late nights and sleeping-in. Your child will be more alert and focused in class if you start getting them ready for [Read More...]

What Drugs Can Influence Athletic Performance? Dr. Rice

Drugs that can Influence Athletic Performance Statin Drugs and Rhabdomyolysis Crossfit!  Perhaps you’ve heard of it. If you ask Crossfit to define itself, it is an exercise program of constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity.  In my opinion, Crossfit is an elite evangelical exercise religion. Crossfitters are all in for all-out intense exercise, which is celebrated with brutal “WODs” (workout of the day) often named after women, and cartoon characters such as “Pukey” [Read More...]

Can You Fill A Prescription Without Insurance?

Can You Fill A Prescription Without Insurance? If you find yourself uninsured or underinsured (meaning not all your medications are covered) you can always fill your prescriptions at any pharmacy and pay cash or use a discount drug card to help reduce your prescription medication costs. Although you or your employer pay for insurance through your premiums, you do not need to use your insurance every time you fill your prescriptions. Most insurance these days [Read More...]