Prescription Needed ASAP

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Prescription Needed ASAP

Postby WinnipegGirl_83 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:00 pm

Hi all,

Here is my dilemma. I'm a Canadian travelling to the U.S for treatment next week. My doc from the states is faxing me the prescription and requires that it gets filled before I go. Otherwise, I will be paying out of pocket for this too.

Our pharmacies won't fill it unless it's co-signed by a Cdn. doctor. My GP won't do it...what do I do?

I have 3 days to get this sorted.
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Postby eric593 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:50 pm

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Postby thornyrose76 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:58 pm

Who the heck is your doctor, that's disgraceful! Seriously, who's your GP?
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Postby WinnipegGirl_83 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:03 pm

I know. I know. So frustrating, I get super upset about it.
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Postby Cece » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:14 pm

That is harsh. I would be so frustrated too. I don't know how it works, can you go to a different GP or a specialist? Probably not in 3 days. Your GP is a complete brick wall? You would think, if he has heard about the risk of clotting that has been in the news, that he would be taking care of you and signing that prescription.

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Postby WinnipegGirl_83 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:33 pm

That's the thing Cece. I am on a serious time constraint...I have to get this sorted out but Im not sure what my other options are...I think I might just have to pay :(
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Postby dania » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:30 pm

What is the medication he has prescribed? Get it filled in the states.
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Postby Cece » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:30 am

Would your IR be willing to give your GP a call? That might get him in a more collaborative mood. It is easier to say no to a patient than to a fellow doctor, perhaps.
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Postby PCakes » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:43 am

Cece wrote:Would your IR be willing to give your GP a call? That might get him in a more collaborative mood. It is easier to say no to a patient than to a fellow doctor, perhaps.

Excellent idea!

WinGirl.. are there walk-in clinics in your neighbourhood? I would go from one to another till I found an 'open mind'.
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Postby WinnipegGirl_83 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:02 pm

I didn't want to fill it in the states only b/c I'd have to pay out of pocket. I think I may have to try the walk-in clinics on Friday, not sure how many I'll get through. Here's hoping...I will keep you posted.
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Postby Cece » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:19 pm

It only takes one: the one that says yes. Let us know how it goes, WinnipegGirl.
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Postby thornyrose76 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:22 pm

Yes, good luck!!
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Postby leetz » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:34 pm

Your best bet is to talk to the US doctor...see if he has any idea's....
GOD BLESS.... CCSVI treatment Dr. Siskin great doc....symptom's improved for about 3 week's (gait, balance, spasticity) now back to square 1...
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Postby Kathryn333 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:48 pm

Winnipeg Girl, I think your best chance is to have your IR contact your GP with the request. I would be very surprised if a doctor at a walk-in clinic would co-sign a prescription for blood thinner for a patient he’s seeing for the first time and has no medical history. I hope I’m wrong, but we all know how conservative our Canadian doctors are. Good luck, and please keep us posted.
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Postby Drury » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:20 pm

Good luck WinnipegGirl!

My daughter is having problems getting her prescription filled too. Her doc said he does not want to be responsible for giving blood thinners to her because if something goes wrong it is down to him. She left him the paperwork to read and we are hoping he will come through.

Her treatment is booked for March 7th although still waiting for insurance clearance.

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