I have had multiple surgeries for colon cancer and after the surgeries my surgeon prescribed me two 40mg pills of oxycontin extended release per day. At the moment I stay at a rehab/nursing home and visit my doctor about once a month. When I do visit him he gives me a prescription for the two pills a day to last me a month, but the nursing home I stay at already uses my insurance to get them and gives me 2 a day appropriately.
My doctor said the prescription he gives me is for my home, for the days i do go home. I am just worried that I will get into some problems because I have been getting my pain meds from both the nursing home and a pharmacy. I have the ones he prescribed at home and use them once in a while and most of the time i am at the nursing home..
Am I going to have problems with my insurance or anyone else if I continue to get my medicine from both nursing home and from a pharmacy to take home? I am just confused as why my doctor feels the need to send a full months worth with me because he knows I get them from the rehab center i stay at. Is this normal?
Thank you and god bless.