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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Misinformed Doctor

We have one doctor in the children's clinic that seems to be a tad bit... slow. For one thing, she refuses to write for any amoxicillin strength except 250mg/5mL. Even if she wants 400mg PO BID 10D, she'll still write for amoxicillin 250mg/5ML, when every other doctor would write for 400mg/5mL.

I once called down and informed her that the 400mg/5mL existed, and she told me she knew that, but had been informed that the 250mg/5mL tasted better.

I informed her that we get the two different strengths from the same manufacturer and they taste exactly the same, but still to this day she still will not write for the 400.

While this is just a minor annoyance, seeing that we can fill the prescriptions with whatever strength we please, it is when the doctor writes incorrect instructions that obviously means she does not look at the prescription she writes that pisses me off. An example:

Zithromax 100mg/5mL
Take 6mL tsp today, then 3mL tsp days 2,3,4,and 5.

Now, anyone with a brain would know that she accidentally put the tsp in there, but according to the law I had to call and confirm the prescription. Unfortunately, that took about 10 minutes. 10 minutes I had to stand there and listen to the little kid cry and cry and cry and cry and cry while his mom tried without success to calm the little womb fruit down.


Oh well, it really isn't anything to get all worked up about, but it still gets on my nerves when I have to listen to a screaming kid because some doctor does not check the prescriptions she writes.

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