Every town has at least one asshole Doctor. You all know the type. They think they are Gods gift to medicine. They shit out golden eggs, their farts smell like baking bread and everything they write for is covered with zero copay. Their brain is some infinate vast tome of medical knowledge and splendo;r and magical pixie dust wiffs from their pens as they scribe perfectly legible words to form the complex mixture of science and compassion in every Rx they birth.
Now i’m all for living in your own delusional world of hookers and blow, but when it starts to involve me and my patients I tend to get a little frustrated. These guys are douchebags and really shouldnt be practicing. They spend more time patting themselves on the back than keeping up on the latest drugs. If they would spend as much time working as they do banging the hot drug-rep from Lilly, life would be good. Walk in with a nice pair of tits, high heels, and some samples and he’ll do whatever you say; call him up to change a drug thats not covered he’ll give you both barrels.
What gets me is when they check the DAW-1 box. God that pisses me off. It pisses me off more when some dumbfuck PA or NP does it (because you know they really dont know what the fuck they are doing). It gets better when you call their office and they say “well i’m the doctor, and I want this drug *click*”. Your ass, meet my foot.
They dont seem to understand that who has the most power in this whole patient – doctor – pharmacist triangle bullshit isnt any of it. Its whoever is footing the bill. I guarantee you that the insurance company has no problems putting that doctor in his fucking place and being bubba his prisionmate.
We had this Rx brought in today for some whacky zany new eyedrop. Like Zymar or some bullshit like that. Its like 60 bucks for a 2.5cc bottle. It wasnt covered under medicare part D, so we called the doctor asking if we could change to something that would be covered (like generic cipro eyedrops). He very rudly said that he wanted this product and this product only and the patient would have to pay for it. We politely informed him that the patient was not financially able to pay for this medication and said that by not changing it, she would go without the eyedrops . He didnt care and refused to change it.
Way to go dickhead. I promptly looked up where he went to medical school so I could tell people to NOT go there. Obvously he failed common-sense 101. It would be a completely different story if he would of given us some sort of explination like studies showed it worked better pre-surgery, or he had a culture, or something other than “waaaah I dont want to you pharmacist meanie! I’m taking my toys and going home!”
But what do I know, i’m just a stupid pharmacist.
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