I review why there is a fee when a patient requests a medication renewal without coming into the office. It involves reviewing the patient chart among other procedures. It is not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan. If you ask for a service to be provided, there is fee for this service for most people. THere are exceptions for those over 65 or of limited financial means.
Your calls about:
- Long-term use of asthma and cholesterol-lowering medications. What is the risk/benefit using these over many years?
- New diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis. What is this condition?
- Why do some people with atrial fibrillation prescribed anticoagulant meds (Blood thinners)?