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Re: At the Pharmacy
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2011, 06:24:57 PM »
kareng57 - I suppose pharmacists must have to ask personal questions sometimes, but I always thought these would be about your health. I guess asking about a patient's insurance policy seems like it's none of his business to me, but it could certainly be worse!
This is so ironic, because just the other day I had to listen to my dad grouse about how his doctor *failed* to point out which brand of medication was cheaper for him under his insurance plan.  I suppose the pharmacist was just trying to help you save a few bucks, but I can see how it would be annoying for you since you've already done your cost-benefit analysis.  But I can also see how someone else might get upset (as my dad did) if a medical professional doesn't even try to point a patient to the most economical alternative.


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Re: At the Pharmacy
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2011, 02:43:27 PM »
A pharmacist has a legitimate reason to verify whether or not itís your intention to use insurance.  Itís likely that there are quite a few Special Snowflakes who become irate when the pharmacist doesnít read their mind.

I truly appreciate it when someone gives me a heads up about a sale or a good deal. 

That said, I too have a preferred glucose monitor that I pay for myself.  However, I always check out offers for a free monitor, discounted test strips, new technology, etc.  Some day there may be a good reason for me to switch.

My vote is that the pharmacist was trying to be both efficient and helpful.
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