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Prescription Medication (Refill) Policy

A guideline to help you understand the process and time frame for scheduled drug prescriptions

Helpful Advice for New Patients

Background about Schedule II - IV medications

Prescription medications are scheduled from Schedule II to Schedule IV:


  • Schedule I are illegal drugs and can not be prescribed.

  • Schedule II medications have a higher likelihood of abuse than and are under greater scrutiny and require more frequent follow up appointments.

  • Scheduled III medications are less likely to be abused than Schedule II.

  • Scheduled IV medications are less likely to be abused than Schedule III.

  • Unscheduled medications are the least likely to be abused.


If you are coming in for medications previously prescribed by a provider outside of our practice we will need your medical records prior to refilling those medications for you. Your medical records can be:

(Indicates Drug Brand Name)

Schedule II Drugs

Opioids

  • Oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet)

  • Hydrocodone (Norco)

  • Morphine (MS Contin)

  • Methadone

  • Dilaudid

  • Fentanyl (Duragesic)

Opioids require a 30 minute visit every 4 weeks | Refills are sent in every 28 days | Please set up a recurring 4 week appointment | Medical provider will send on the date due no need to contact the office for refills.

Stimulants

  • Amphetamine (Dexedrine, Adderall)

  • Methamphetamine (Desoxyn)

  • Methylphenidate (Ritalin)

  • Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse)

Stimulants require a visit 4 weeks after the initial visit then a recurring visit every 12 weeks (approx 3 months) | Please set up a recurring 12-week visit | Refills will be sent every 28 days no need to contact the office

Schedule III - IV Drugs

Medications

  • Benzodiazepines (Lorazepam, Clonazepam, Alprazolam)

  • Medical cannabis

  • Codeine

  • Lyrica

  • Tramadol

  • Testosterone

Initiating testosterone therapy requires blood work to be completed prior to scheduling an appointment. Routine monitoring of blood-work with be required throughout the course of treatment.

30 minute appointment every six months | Please make sure you are set up on a recurring six month appointment.

Ketamine

  • Nasal spray

  • Trochees

Appointment Requirements:

  1. Initial 30 minute appointment ($100). If appropriate your medication will be prescribed.

  2. Follow up appointments are required with the prescribing medical provider in 30 days ($50), then 90 days ($50) and, then every 6 months ($100).

Non Scheduled Drugs

Medications

  • Atarvastatin

  • Glyburide

  • Lisinopril

  • Metformin

  • Hydroxyzine (Atarax)

  • LDN

  • Naltrexone

Refills require a follow up appointment once per year. Changes to non scheduled drugs require an appointment to change.

If you aren’t set up on a recurring appointment and want your medications to be filled in a timely manner please contact William 385-449-0565 and I will help you get set up.

Interested in saving money on your prescriptions?

  • Many pharmacies price match i.e. Smith’s, Wal-mart - Walgreens and CVS do not price match from our experience and on average are more expensive.

  • Mail-order pharmacies often charge less if you order in three month supply

  • Check out GoodRx.com website

  • Use generics instead of brand name drugs when possible.