Originally Posted by awval999
We're just not diagonisticians.
I mean the best, realistic theory is for an MD to write a diagnosis on the prescription and then then PharmD to prescribe the medication to conform with patient's allergies, insurance, brand/generic desire, etc. But it's just not ever gonna happen.
I wish this would happen since it makes sense to have the med experts do the med decisions.
Problem is you'd need a full chart. Patient just comes to the pharmacy with a rx saying "HTN", you have no clue what else is happening with that patient. You don't have the labs or the history or a physical exam. I, for one, wouldn't feel comfortable just prescribing to the diagnosis without seeing the reason the diagnosis was made. And patients can't be trusted to bring an insurance card, so they're sure as hell not going to bring a chart. Maybe this could work in a hospital setting. No way it flies in retail.