Just called in a monthly refill. The doctor pulled me up on a pharmaceutical network, saw that I had gotten the same TYPE of drug from another doctor and refused my refill as well as stating that he personally knew the doctor I'm working for and would put my job in jeapordy if he ever saw his name on my prescription lists? Is that even legal?
How far can a doctor go re: privacy laws?
Added 22 Nov 2011:
Is a doctor allowed to contact a person's employer period? How much authority do they have, and who can I report them to for privacy violations. This particular doctor is going through a nasty divorce and has said/done questionable things with another patient (my spouse) in the recent past as well. He seems to have a personal issue right now.
They are allowed to sheck the Rx database and refuse to fill your Rx if you are getting the same or similar drugs from another source. Yes, they can notify your employer especially if you are in the medical field if they feel you are abusing or misusing meds or Dr shopping. If you are a nurse they can contact the State Board of Nursing and notify them or if you are a Medical Assistant or CNA they can notify the agencies that certify you and they can make you go through a drug program to keep your licensure or certifications.
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