Prescription Information YOU Need for Fast, Safe Refills
- The FASTEST WAY to get your medicine refilled is to ask your pharmacy to contact our office directly. This leads to fewer mistakes, prescription errors, and duplicate prescriptions. It is the preferred method for pharmacies and it is the safest for you.
- Dr. Mays always writes all long-term prescriptions for a 90-day supply with one full year of refills, as allowed by law. If you only get a 30-day supply, ask your pharmacist, but it is usually dictated by your insurance coverage.
- Controlled substances (medications for pain, acne, ADD, etc.) have strict limits to the number of refills allowed. Most controlled substances allow no refills, meaning you must have a new, hand-written prescription every month if you are to continue the controlled medication.
- Many controlled medicines also require you come to the office, see Dr. Mays, and obtain the hand-written prescription. This is a federal law, not an office policy.
- The law requires that if you are receiving prescription medications, you must see the prescribing doctor at least once every 12 months. Please remember, this is a law, not an office policy.
- If your prescription has "run out" and you have seen Dr. Mays in the past year, the FASTEST WAY to get your medicine refilled is to call your pharmacy. It is the preferred method for pharmacies and it is the safest for you. Most importantly, it is the fastest way to get your medicine.