Friday, September 28, 2012

Practicing My T's: New Thing-Medical Bargain Shopping

September 28th: New Thing: Medicine Bargain Shopping (with much needed assistance)

I went to my doctor’s appointment.  I’m still not quite sure how I feel about him as it pertains to my ailment management yet.  I do respect the fact he wants me to show him my logs on each appointment and that he is open to cutting down the dosage on my medication.  He doesn’t want me doing it on my own anymore.  He wants to see how I’m panning out on my original dosage.

He also wants to see if the new medication that Dr. B (my old doctor) wanted me to take would be helpful.  I originally didn’t pick it up because it wasn’t affordable.  Yet, he wants me to take it.

I decided to pay a visit to the social worker.  Her name is Lynn.  I explained to her my situation regarding the medication, and she gave me a card, told me to go to the in-house pharmacy and have Shop Rite transfer the prescription there.

When the transfer took place, it made the medicine (with the discount card), about 50% cheaper.  It definitely made the purchase more attainable.  

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