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?
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
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.
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
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.
As a nurse I know that any med's a person is on is supposed to be protected by the medical privacy act and the hippa law . Unless you have signed a contract with a pain clinic is the only people that are allowed to know all Ur other med's.
It doesn't matter if you pay cash or not, I had a script for pain meds, and then a few days received another one from one of my specialty dr's. I paid cash for the 2nd one and my PCP found out still
Can an emergency room check to see all of your medicines or is it just controlled substances and narcotics?
We now live in a police state. I have fortunately never needed pain medication but what is being done to reasonable (sometimes dying) people who do need pain meds is brutal. Part of the reason prescription meds are so expensive is the constant surveillance. Before the American Medical Association decided to create a new source of income for doctors, one could get pain meds from the pharmacy without interference.
It is true all doctors can check any prescription you have received. My dentist recently told me about this. We were discussing the drugs I received from my pain mgt doctors. He said he could go there and see what I am getting before he wrote me a strip so that I could not get some of the same from him for say pulling a molar or such tooth. So, if my dentist can check I would suspect any doctor can check what drugs you are getting from what doctor so that they do not give you a drug you might be shopping doctors to get more of a drug for your over use of pain drugs, etc.
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