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You can DAW-1 my foot up your ass

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Every town has at least one asshole Doctor. You all know the type. They think they are Gods gift to medicine. They shit out golden eggs, their farts smell like baking bread and everything they write for is covered with zero copay. Their brain is some infinate vast tome of medical knowledge and splendo;r and magical pixie dust wiffs from their pens as they scribe perfectly legible words to form the complex mixture of science and compassion in every Rx they birth.
Now i’m all for living in your own delusional world of hookers and blow, but when it starts to involve me and my patients I tend to get a little frustrated. These guys are douchebags and really shouldnt be practicing. They spend more time patting themselves on the back than keeping up on the latest drugs. If they would spend as much time working as they do banging the hot drug-rep from Lilly, life would be good. Walk in with a nice pair of tits, high heels, and some samples and he’ll do whatever you say; call him up to change a drug thats not covered he’ll give you both barrels.
What gets me is when they check the DAW-1 box. God that pisses me off. It pisses me off more when some dumbfuck PA or NP does it (because you know they really dont know what the fuck they are doing). It gets better when you call their office and they say “well i’m the doctor, and I want this drug *click*”. Your ass, meet my foot.
They dont seem to understand that who has the most power in this whole patient – doctor – pharmacist triangle bullshit isnt any of it. Its whoever is footing the bill. I guarantee you that the insurance company has no problems putting that doctor in his fucking place and being bubba his prisionmate.
We had this Rx brought in today for some whacky zany new eyedrop. Like Zymar or some bullshit like that. Its like 60 bucks for a 2.5cc bottle. It wasnt covered under medicare part D, so we called the doctor asking if we could change to something that would be covered (like generic cipro eyedrops). He very rudly said that he wanted this product and this product only and the patient would have to pay for it. We politely informed him that the patient was not financially able to pay for this medication and said that by not changing it, she would go without the eyedrops . He didnt care and refused to change it.
Way to go dickhead. I promptly looked up where he went to medical school so I could tell people to NOT go there. Obvously he failed common-sense 101. It would be a completely different story if he would of given us some sort of explination like studies showed it worked better pre-surgery, or he had a culture, or something other than “waaaah I dont want to you pharmacist meanie! I’m taking my toys and going home!”
But what do I know, i’m just a stupid pharmacist.

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Comment by Stephanie on 2006-05-16 23:04:41 -0700 #

I found this. I thought it would go pretty well with this rant. LOL BTW: I’m only a tech but I still feel your pain

Comment by drugged on 2006-05-23 17:26:27 -0700 #

so true dat many of em dun wan us around

Comment by Mandy on 2006-05-26 20:51:58 -0700 #

Amen to that! Of course, there are the dumb ass customers who are “allergic to all generics” or say “generics just don’t work” for them, demand brand Tenormin, and the doc just says give it to them to make them shut up. The fun just doesn’t end.

Comment by Crystal on 2006-05-31 19:36:46 -0700 #

Yeah I hear that on Zymar just got some for my ulcered and cyclopsed face and it was $50 after my insurance (which is good insurance) kicked in……although my sister Pharm Tech informed that there is no generic so I’m interested in finding out more about this Cipro…though I won’t be needing a second bottle once I’m engagingly symmetrical again.

Comment by Beverly on 2006-06-09 14:03:57 -0700 #

*steam* Yes. I speak to doctors on a regular basis, and there are lots of them like that. It’s as though they aren’t aware of the world of managed care. Hello?? It’s taken over!! You have to work with it!!

Comment by Vinnn on 2006-08-15 23:25:00 -0700 #

Man whats worse than asshole doctors are ones that become patients. I work in a hospital pharmacy, and our formulary system only allows us to carry the novolin brand insulin. I had one fuckhead doctor who calls the pharmacy demanding to get the Lily brand insulin. WTF, after arguing with him why I can’t get the insulin right away for what seems like forever, he makes threats towards me, has made the nurse stay 2 hours late because of his ranting and belligerence, refusing to eat and pretty much ruined everyone’s day. From a person who writes scripts, I would think he would be the one who understands the reasons for the formulary. What makes them think they are above any other patient is beyond me.

Comment by amsy on 2006-12-15 16:38:25 -0800 #

im a pharm rep and call primarily on nursing homes. I am a nationally certified tech. ( I know the asshole Dr.’s who think their shit doesnt stink) Now, not only is it depressing, but the attending physicians dont seem to know sqwat about managed care. So when i try to explain what is covered and what is not covered due to their part D plan, i might as well be speaking chinese. It seems as if they choose not only the drugs that cost a small fortune, but the ones that dont fall under their patients plan and wonder why they need to sign off on forms. It gets better when they tell me “Ive got the degree not you”..Oh yes, it gets better…Now the vendor pharmacies are in a shit storm and its really tearing the drug plans apart. I cant wait to explain it to Dr. Dickhead

Comment by jaycee on 2007-11-04 08:38:12 -0800 #

Zymar costs $60 in the US? That is insane. Including cost, mark-up and dispensing fee, it’s approximately $24 in Ontario. No wonder the US health system is fucked up. All hail your government lobbyists that don’t do anything and create crazy internet pharmacies for people in the US that cannot afford their medication and seek out alternate methods of obtaining such drug.