The Sassy Pharmacist Discusses Patients with Knee Pain
"It drives me crazy when a patient says, 'I know you are not a doctor, but what do you recommend for knee pain?'"
Maurice Shaw, PharmD: Hi! I'm Maurice Shaw, AKA the Sassy Pharmacist. I am both a PharmD and a comedian. In fact, you may have seen my videos on YouTube.
Here's a Pet Peeve of mine, brought to you by the Sassy Pharmacist and Pharmacy Times®.
It drives me crazy when a patient says, "I know you are not a doctor but what do you recommend for knee pain?" And the Sassy Pharmacist answers, "I recommend you ask an MD!"
Seriously, though, in this situation, the pharmacist is in a great position to counsel their patient about OTC options, and other methods like ice. If knee pain hasn't responded to these recommendations, the pharmacist should recommend that the patient see a physician.
So as a reminder, when dealing with customers in the pharmacy, you can either stay class or get sassy. Stay sassy my friends!