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NUMC institutes new prescription refill policy
If you are a person who takes medications, you know how important it is to take them as prescribed for maximum effectiveness. This becomes increasingly complicated if you have multiple medications to manage. It can be all too easy to not realize that you are on the last refill of a prescription or that your prescription has run out with no refills left. This can garner a last-minute call to your provider’s nurse which sets in motion a flurry of activity which, in many cases could be avoided.
New Ulm Medical Center recently implemented a new procedure that is designed to help patients stay on top of prescription refills and avoid a last-minute scramble to get them filled.
The new process includes:
A key component of this new process is that, when it is necessary, patients will be encouraged to make their next appointment before they leave the clinic at their current appointment.
“This will help ensure that patients are all set until their next appointment giving the patient peace of mind and eliminating last minute refills,” said family medicine physician Kara Jorve, MD, one of the providers who worked to develop this new process. “This new process is going to have the dual benefit of making sure our patients get their prescriptions when they need them and freeing up our nursing staff to take care of other patient care issues.”
For more information about how this new procedure may affect you, talk to your provider at your next clinic visit.