Can any doctor or pharmacy see all medications your prescribed? Like if you get one prescription from a specialist or other doctor, and don't tell your primary care provider can they findout? I heard there is a MAP program that lets doctors and pharmacists see all the prescriptions you have. Is this true, and is it true for the whole country or state by state?
19 Apr 2011
The MAP program depends on your state. Not all states participate. If you live in a state that does participate, the Dr or pharmacy can pull up your name and can see if you have filled controlled substances, what, when and where, even if you pay cash. This is to help prevent Dr shopping. If they see you have recently filled a controlled substance they can deny to write or fill another controlled Rx, if they wish. To see if your state participates you can google your states Board of Pharmacy.
19 Apr 2011
I never heard of a Map Program but what happened to me is this: I went to a Pain Clinic to get a second opinion on my back pain. The doctor was already holding a piece of paper she had brought in before even seeing me. It was from the DEA she said and it listed all my meds I have picked up whether it be cash or credit and told me bluntly that she will not be giving me any pain meds before I had even a chance to ask. Hope this helps. BTW I live in CA so I don't know if this happens in every state. Cathleen
19 Apr 2011
I live in Illinois & don't know (don't think so) if they participate, but I just changed Pain doctors & now go to one in Iowa ( I live right on the Mississippi) anyway Other than signing a new contract & submitting to random urine tests they didn't say anything about the Map program.
18 Apr 2011
If u go to the same pharmacy which u should for safety reasons and interactions then thery can see what u are taking and such through your insurance but if u pay cash from what i learned they cant track it it is best to stay with onr doc and a primary or as many specialist as u need and tell "each" one what meds u are on honesty si the best policy i went one time to my specialist forgot thata my PDOC added a benzo to my long script of medications and my pain doc went nutso like i was trying to hide it from her we have a good relationship now and also remember doctors are in clicks and such and taslk about there patients to each other they can find out that way too
lol janymak hope this helped
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