Prescriptions are optimally generated electronically during a patient’s session. Therefore, please assess your potential need for a prescription before each visit. Ask for renewal prescriptions at the beginning of a meeting, so that they can be completed in a timely fashion.
Always check your medication bottles for the appropriate number of pills and refills when you pick them up from the pharmacy. Dr. Cohen cannot take responsibility for administrative errors on the part of a pharmacist.
Please note that Dr. Cohen does not accept medication prescription and refill requests from a pharmacy. All prescription and refill requests must come from the patient to Dr. Cohen directly.
If you need a prescription for a medication, and you do not have an appointment in time to fulfill this need, please contact Dr. Cohen by email or text message. Dr. Cohen asks that prescription requests be made during business hours Monday through Friday, and only in an emergency over the weekend. Dr. Cohen also asks that you do not wait until your need for a prescription is urgent.
The following is necessary in the request for a prescription, as Dr. Cohen’s electronic prescribing program asks for very specific information:
- The name of the medication (including brand name or generic) and its strength (mg per pill)
- Number of pills taken daily (1 pill three times per day, 2 pills at bedtime, etc)
- Your address, including zip code, and telephone number
- Your date of birth
- The name, full address, and telephone number of your pharmacy (specify local or mail order)
If Dr. Cohen has made a prescribing error, please contact him as soon as possible and he will rectify the situation.