Pet Peeves (May 2015)
Read about last-minute requests, loud cars, and other pet peeves.
Working the System.
In Massachusetts, Medicaid patients quickly learn that they can waive their co-pay, and we can’t do anything about it…while they stand in front of us with a $5 coffee and an iPhone.
Requests for an “Advance.”
When patients don’t have the money for their script “until payday,” and ask us to give them 5 days of medication until they get paid! I often wonder if they go to the supermarket and ask for a cup of milk and 3 eggs for free!
When there is an extremely loud car behind the one that is at the drive-through window.
Late, Nonurgent Requests.
When patients show up several minutes before we close with a small pile of nonessential prescriptions and say that they will wait for them.