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Recently, some patients brought up several concerns for me:

1) They could not tell me what medications they were taking.

2 ) They report they saw another physician, who stopped some of the medication I was prescribing. Some of these Rx have been going for years.

3) They don’t recall the reason(s) why #2 was done.

4) They “did what they were told”, without questioning the doctor.

5) A nephrologist started my patient on an antidepressant, even though the patient has been seeing me for years.

These issues are a concern to me, but perhaps I assume incorrectly Don’t others see these as issues?

I see more and more patients who doe not know their medications. They go along – without question – any changes. Transfer patients tell me they don’t know what their diagnosis is, despite being in some medicines for years.

I want to see if these matters are widespread, so……

Questions to Spo-Fans;

1) Can you recite your medicines if asked?

2) Has a doctor ever stopped one of your medications, prescribed by another doctor?

3) When given instructions or new Rx, do you ask questions or “go along with it”?

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