A friend saw a doctor who wrote a prescription for her for Amoxicillin a few months ago. Last week she saw another doctor for a consultation about an unrelated problem and the doctor asked her why she took Amoxicillin. She never told the doctor about her visit with the other doctor or about the Amoxicillin prescription so how did this second doctor find out about the Amoxicillin use as it is not a controlled substance like narcotics? Now she is wondering if the pharmacy is sharing her prescription use, who they are sharing it with, and how they are sharing it as she is a privacy advocate.
jkc No now days the doctors that work for hospitals all are hooked up to the same central bank so your chart follows you,This is all for the patient benifit.You in many case sign those forms for a new patient and it is on there in many places they let none of this info out for the general public this is just in the medical field..And is nothing to worry about they don't sell your names or anything like this it is importaint because if someone is takeing one medication and this doctor prescribes something he/she has to know that your friend is not going to have a interaction.and same with the pharmacy..I was a pharmacy technician for 35 years And they have no access to our files But if doctor smith calls and ask i want to know what this patient has taken in the last few months you must tell them.narcotic or not there are people that go around from doctor to doctor for even antibiotics,,and to get the full benifit a the pharmacy.this happens very rare.But it is importaint you shop at one pharmacy get to know the pharmicist and when you fill prescriptions they do much more than just count pills they except chain stores are stand alone computers and they look at your file to make sure no interactions that could be very deadly.Because not all the doctors are on the ball and ask what you have taken..99% of the time info does not leave the pharmacy the info is kept very private just in a very rare case well the doctor call..I say it is in the group of doctors she is saying that are all hooked up to the epic prescription system and nothing goes farther than the doctor and the patient..trust me we won't even get into what the insurance companys do with our info,,and the way they tell the doctor what to prescribe..have a good day and dont worry this really is private as it can be.they are only looking out for the patient.
You've heard of the computer I'm sure. If you think your life is private now, think again. Chuck is right, with electronic charting, your records go with you so that the docs can give you the best care. No one that doesn't need to know will get access to them. People have to have info about you that you don't make public, to access them.
- Amoxicillin Information for Consumers
- Amoxicillin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amoxicillin (detailed)
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