Saturday, December 19, 2009

Random Pharmacy action

Here's a few goodies i'd like to share from the pharmacy. This was all over the last month or two, but you still deserve to read it:

-I realized that 9 out of every 10 people that complain about Obama and his government-run insurance plans either have Medicare part D or Medicaid.

- I had an old man tell me that we shouldn't have the condoms sitting on the shelves like that. He then told me that I should be walking around the store with them and randomly dropping them into our senior citizens' carts.

- A six year old boy was telling me that he was no longer having a birthday party. His mother sheepishly said "someone's not having a party because they drew on the leather couch with permanent marker." To which the kid replied "I didn't do all of it at once".

- I had a kid who couldn't have been older that twenty ask me with a Russian accent what we have over the counter for enhancement. "down there". Why someone your age would need this, I don't know.

- I had a medicaid patient come in for Plan B. This was her third time in 4 months. I asked her what she's using for birth control, to which she replied "I've been too busy to schedule a doctor's appointment". Girl, you're 20 years old. Learn how to make a damn appointment like the rest of us. It's not like you're too busy working, otherwise you wouldn't qualify for medicaid. Get off your back, close your legs and go make an appointment before we have to pay for another medicaid baby.

The last post reminds me of a favorite patient quote:
"If my daughter doesn't have her birth control she'll get pregnant!"

Is it wrong to superglue a medicaid patient's legs together?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

CSA week 21 and 222

Yeah, I know, i'm condensing the last two weeks into one. Our summer share came to an end, the last week of October. So sad. Where did the summer go? I do feel blessed to get fresh produce for over a third of the year, so I guess i'll use the next few months to clear out everything I have stocked up in my freezer and pantry.

For week 21:
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 squash (pumpkin)
  • 2 greens: mustard greens and collard greens
  • swiss chard
  • mixed lettuce
  • carrots
  • radishes
  • apples
  • pears

For week 22:
  • cut lettuces
  • spinach
  • radishes
  • greens- tat soi
  • winter squash (pumpkin)
  • thyme
  • beets
  • asian pears
  • apples
Today is a day off, and therefore a cleanup day. For the first time ever, I am making chicken stock from scratch. The last five times I roasted a chicken I cut out their backs to butterfly them, and hopefully the frozen backs are now turning into a delicious stock, with the leftover leek greens and shiitake stems. It smells so good, at least it's distracting me from this precipitation that can't decide if it wants to be rain, hail or snow. Ugh.

I plan on using some of the stock to make a spiced apple pumpkin soup, and I plan on using more of the apples in an apple cake. Here's to good food!

Monday, October 26, 2009

CSA week 20

We got:

  • 7 lbs apples and pears
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 4 hot chile peppers
  • 2 bunches swiss chard
  • 2 lettuces
  • 2 greens (mustard and collard)

only two weeks left!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

CSA week 19

  • 1 baby watermelon
  • 6 lbs apples and pears
  • 2 bunches swiss chard
  • 2 lettuces (with two bonus worms!)
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 quart tomatillos
  • 1 bunch thyme
I had to give some of the food away to my parents so it wouldn't go bad while we went on a mini-vacay. I have yet to ask them if they found extra protein in their lettuce like I found in mine.

CSA week 18

In my old age i'm forgetting to post in a timely matter, and almost forgetting what we received each week. It's a little easier when we take forever to eat everything and end up having a loaded fridge. So here's week 18's list:

  • 7 lbs assorted apples, plums and pears
  • 1 bunch carrots
  • swiss chard
  • mustard greens
  • 2 lettuces
  • red potatoes
  • green bell peppers

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

CSA week 17

It's starting to feel like fall around here. Did I miss summer? oh well.

We got:
  • 2 bunches greens (mustard greens and arugula)
  • 2 bunches lettuce
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 1 bok choy
  • 2 lbs green beans
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 7 pounds plums, nectarines and apples
I think that's it. I had Will do the pickup so I could get rid of my headache.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Lady, I want to help you find your birth control rx.

I had a woman call and try and get a refill on her birth control rx. I tried looking up her name, and couldn't find it in the computer system.

What's the rx number? She tossed out the rx label.
What's the date of birth? Still cant' find you.
Did you change her last name? nope.
This is the location by the water. You sure you meant this call this location and not the other two in this town? No, she swears it was at this location.
This is such and such pharmacy. Are you sure it wasn't at Rite aid, CVS, or Walgreens? Nope, she swears it was at this location.
You tell me that you had your daughter's rx filled here. I see her rx. I try searching for the address and phone number. I can only find her, not you.
Do you have the bag tag or info sheet that came with the rx? Silly me for thinking that.

I tell her that we keep a permanent record of every transaction ever submitted, and that if she ever had a prescription filled here, even 10+ years ago, we would have it. Since I am finding nothing, she must have had the prescription filled somewhere else.

Listen, don't throw a hissy fit because you don't know where you filled your prescription. I suggested she call her insurance (medicaid) to see if they could help her locate her her rx, or she could call the md for a new rx.

And get this- she tried calling back two hours later, and then three days later, trying to get the same rx filled. Sorry, scripts don't just magically appear and disappear. My job is dependent on filling scripts. I have no desire to lose, toss or eliminate scripts. Why would I do that, then offer to do the extra work of calling your doctor for you to get a new script?

And for the love of god, please keep your legs closed until you find the rx.