Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thanks, Ron

I got this voicemail last night at 6:45:

"Hi, this is Ron, at Local Pharmacy. An amazingly clueless patient of yours is here now, asking for a medication refill. She doesn't know what it's called, or why she takes it. If you have any idea, please call me."


Nice to know my patients are driving others nuts, too. I'd hate to think I was hogging it all.

8 comments:

type1emt said...

I'm assuming Ms.Clueless Patient at least knows her name,the pharmacy could look it up that way.(if she doesn't,someone else needs to be handling her rx pickups!)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, type1emt, unless she didn't get it filled at that pharmacy...I can't tell you how many times someone has come in saying they need a medication that Dr. Smith wrote for them - don't know the name, what it's for, why they took it. But they need it. And there's either 12 scripts written by Dr. Smith in her profile (and when I ask her about those they don't ring a bell), or she hasn't filled anything with us since 2003.

Anonymous said...

and they always NEED it right NOW or else they will DIE even though they haven't gotten it here since 2006. Sigh, I love telling patients, no, we won't loan you an emergency supply because we didn't fill it.

Anonymous said...

I love the "If I don't get my medicine now, I'll die" excuse. Sorry, guilt trips dont work on me. We can't treat emergencies at the pharmacy. And why, oh why, must they always wait til they're completely out of medicine before calling us on Friday night at 9PM?!?

Lipstick said...

LOL...Clueless Pt probably got the mystery med filled at the pharmacy across town too.

Ashley said...

that is hilarious. btwn the two of you, I hope you were able to figure out what Mrs. Clueluess wanted, b/c we all know she was raising all kinds of hell at the Pharmacy.

Anonymous said...

my favorite is when they arrive at the pharmacy and tell me "it's a white round tablet" narrows it down real good,,,,

pharmer said...

grumpy..come on..please. misery loves company. they come to see me at the pharmacy and trust me they do not get any smarter while traveling between the two.

 
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