Looking to take a vacation from the high costs of US pharmaceuticals!
We can do renewals for your prescriptions while you are here. In some cases you could save well over 50% on the cost of prescribed medication.
We are seeing an increasing number of US patients like you requesting extended prescription medication renewals in Ontario. We are happy to help you within specific guidelines consistent with the recommendations by the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Canadian Medical Protective Association. We want to inform you of our practice guidelines so that we can serve you better.
Our medical responsibility to you, hence the standard of medical care and documentation, will be the same regardless of your primary address. We can not simply co-sign prescriptions without proper evaluation of the patient, as this is prohibited by our College,s professional practice guidelines.
Before renewing prescription medications for extended periods of time we will assure that there is documentation of appropriate management of your medical problems by a physician. This includes appropriate visits and periodic pertinent lab data. Most patients, at our request, will bring photocopies of their medical records from their physician for the last six months or more including lab work and other investigations for us to review with them. If documentation of all health maintenance issues is satisfactory we will renew your medications. For example, this documentation should include periodic medical assessments, blood lipid levels and liver function tests for lipid lowering agents, blood sugar levels and glycosylated hemoglobin for diabetic medications, electrolytes and kidney function tests for diuretics, etc. as appropriate based on your medical history.
You need to bring us prescriptions from your US physician to confirm what medications and dosage you are supposed to be taking. We will renew medications for no more than 3 to 6 months at a time to assure that you see a physician regularly for review of your medical care. We will not renew narcotics and other controlled substances. There is a standard fee for each medical visit at our clinic. There will be an additional charge if any medical procedures are required. We accept cash, VISA, MasterCard, or Debit Card for payment.
Our clinic is staffed with Emergency and Family Physicians who are qualified and have practiced in both the United States and Canada.
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