What medications will be refilled?
- Our office will only refill those medications we have prescribed, and only if you are an active patient in our practice.
How many refills will be prescribed?
- During your office visit, we will try to prescribe medications with enough refills to last you until your next office visit.
- If you cancel your follow up appointment, we will NOT refill your medications until you are re-evaluated by Dr. Athni.
- If you choose not to re-schedule your appointment, you should consider obtaining all further refills thru your primary care physician.
How are refills processed??
- We normally refill medications during the office visit.
- But, if you happen to run out of medications prior to your office visit, we request that your pharmacy “fax” us a request or send an “electronic request” for refills.
- Once verified, we will send your refill thru “eRx”, which is an electronic prescription service via the internet.
- The eRx system minimizes human error, and reduces prescription filling time.
- Once we send an eRx prescription, an eRx is typically processed and filled within 1 hour by most pharmacies.
“Calling in” prescriptions
- To minimize errors, we will NOT “call in” a refill medications.
- If your pharmacy does not accept electronic prescriptions, we will give you a hand-written prescription during your office visit for you to hand-carry or mail to your pharmacy.
Narcotics / Pain Medications
- Many pain medications are “controlled” and monitored by the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) to minimize fraud and abuse.
- If you are prescribed any such medications, we cannot refill these medications without an office visit.
- As of 2014, Georgia State Law limits our ability to easily prescribe such medications.
- Hence, depending on the specific medication, you will only receive 1 (one) month supply and will need to be seen by the physician in-person for any refills.