Q&A: Can NV doctors see what Medication you are on through Pharmacy records?
Question by Coadster: Can NV doctors see what Medication you are on through Pharmacy records?
Once upon a time I was a heroine addict. I have been clean for over 2 years now with the help of the medication, Suboxone.
Now 7 months ago I gave birth to my first baby girl, via c section. The whole pregnancy was horrible, my doctors were so judgmental and before I left the hospital they sent CPS IN!!! I have been clean for two years I was so horrified that they did that to me. I am a fully functioning part of society, I have a job, raise my stepdaughter and we have a nice house and I am doing fabulous. So overall their judgment of me was very disturbing despite the fact that I have corrected my mistakes.
Anyway fast forward to the present. My csection scar has been really bothering me and I am aware that discomfort is nothing to be concerned about and sometimes even pain is ok, but it is constant, and I could be overreacting, but Id like to talk to a doctor about it. Whats holding me back is I know if I go in there and have to tell them I am on suboxone they are going to think I am just in there trying to get drugs and nothing I do or say is going to convince them otherwise. After my traumatic experience with them calling CPS in right after my child was born I am very reluctant to go talk to any doctor. So, would it be ok if I went in and did not tell them that I am on Suboxone? Would they be able to check pharmacy records to see that I am? I know you are supposed to be honest with doctors but I am afraid this past of mine will always haunt me whenever it comes to medical problems. =(
I live in Las Vegas Nevada.
Answer by Lea
Physicians can call pharmacies and ask about your records. The pharmacy can call the prescriber and talk to them about your record. However, prescribers do not have direct access to your pharmacy records.
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