Saturday, June 05, 2010
Always give patients enough refills until their next appointment. In fact, make sure that you give them one extra month so that if they are a little late for their followup, they do not have to call your office for refills. For example, if I start a patient on simvastatin for hyperlipidemia and I want to see them back in 2 months to recheck their cholesterol, I will write for #30 tablets with 2 refills (for a total of 3 months). This simple tip significantly reduces the number of callbacks.