Most people are aware of the necessity of a physician visit, even if they don’t think they are. It is a medical visit where a doctor will assess and treat your health.
However, there are some people who are unable to receive a medical visit because of something as simple as a job that requires them to get up and go to work in the morning. It is these people who are placed in a primary care clinic, where one of their primary care physician provides the primary care care.
These doctors are often referred to as “primary care pharmacists” because their job is to provide the highest quality of care in a setting that meets the needs of the patients. The reason why they are called primary care pharmacists is because they often refer to their primary care physician, a doctor specializing in the field of internal medicine. Primary care doctors have a wide range of training, ranging from family doctor to pediatrician to internist.
We’ve recently found that primary care pharmacists are more likely to prescribe antibiotics, more likely to prescribe anti-psychotic medication, and less likely to prescribe antipsychotic medication. Doctors who are more likely to refer to their primary care physician for prescriptions also tend to be more likely to refer to their primary care physician for other non-medicine prescriptions (like x-ray and lab work).
We recently interviewed a primary care pharmacist who had just started work as a pharmacist. He said that the primary care pharmacist role has become somewhat “overused,” and that many primary care pharmacists were not being trained or licensed and were not allowed to prescribe anything.
Pharmacists are trained to prescribe medications to patients, but not to prescribe a ton of non-medicine drugs like vitamins. We’ve also seen this happen in the medical assistant field as well, where the practice has become so regulated that many medical assistants aren’t allowed to perform even minimal tasks like prescribing medication.
This is a problem that exists in every profession. Doctors and pharmacists are one in the same, but unlike doctors, the pharmacist is not a medical professional, they are a health care professional. They can prescribe medications and perform surgeries, but they aren’t a doctor. And even worse, they aren’t allowed to prescribe and perform surgeries for people without a medical license.
Some doctors have a medical license, others dont, and even some dentists dont have a medical license. This is a problem because it is not only confusing, but it makes it impossible to effectively treat patients. We cant give a patient a prescription, we cant give them a physical exam, we cant give a blood/urine test, and we cant prescribe medicine. We have to rely on the state to provide us medical services.
The same is true for medical professionals. Without a medical license, they cannot prescribe and perform surgeries for people without a medical license.
In this day and age, the same is true for many people. Pharmacists now have to prove their medical license in order to give prescriptions. If you do not have your license, then you cannot prescribe medication, and you cannot perform surgery. The reason for this is because it is a crime under the state law to prescribe without a license. This is why it is so difficult to get a prescription from a pharmacy.