Originally Posted by Tippytoe
It has been my impression for the last 20 years that MDs and DOs can not or do not sell Rx medications. At least I've never been to an office that sold Rx meds. They write the Rx and the patient takes it to the pharmacy. This is law? State by state? To keep the docs ethical? I don't know.
Seems to be the same with glasses. Must have been a loophole somewhere along the way. Sure would be easier (on both me and the pt) if I could sell him some Xalatan and Refresh drops as needed.
We have an ENT + ophtho office in town with its own mini-pharmacy - basically the top 15-20 drugs from each specialty.
I think an easy fix, and admittedly this isn't my own idea, would be to give every glasses/contact rx to the patient at the end of the exam. Its much easier to get glasses elsewhere that way as opposed to having to ask for it.