PRESCRIPTION POLICY FOR BOISE PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION CLINIC
Due to recent
changes in a national policy to control and regulate narcotic drugs and
psychotropic substances, we would like to inform our patients of the new
In general, we will attempt to fill prescription
refill requests within 2 business days. Business days are Monday through
Friday. Requests for refills may be given to the practice in the following
1. Contact your pharmacy for a refill. If
there are no refills on file they will send our office a request by fax
2. Asking for prescription refill during an
appointment with your physician.
By telephone call, either to a staff member or in voice mail
Be sure to tell the
Medical Assistant who brings you into the office for your visit if you need
prescriptions before you see the doctor.
adequate time to ask for your refills before you run out of medicine.
You are required to have regular follow up visits when being prescribed
Patients are also encouraged to check their
prescription bottles carefully to ensure that the prescription reads just
like their previous prescription.
Many of our patients
require strong narcotic pain medication to help manage their condition. With
this new policy we have established a Pain Protocol to ensure adequate
treatment of your pain, and reduce the risk of problems with narcotic drug
physician will evaluate your condition and only prescribe a narcotic of
the strength necessary for you. This may be different than what another
physician may have given you in the past.
will be required to sign a Pain Contract that will detail our
responsibility and your responsibility to continue on narcotics.
will not fill narcotic prescriptions on weekends or after 2pm on
Narcotics will not be filled by our on call physicians after normal
Please advise us ahead of time (at least three business days) if you
will need a new written prescription.
will not refill any controlled substance prescriptions that have been
lost or stolen. Safeguarding your medication is your responsibility.
many alternatives to help painful conditions. Please speak with your doctor
if you have any questions or concerns about our Prescribing Policy.