Because medications are powerful tools, they require responsible monitoring. This will require regular appointments and possibly laboratory testing. Controlled substances may require even closer monitoring to include periodic drug screening. Because of the potential for misuse or abuse of some substances, controlled substances are rarely prescribed on the first appointment.
To make sure you receive your medication in a timely fashion, request refills during your appointment time. Otherwise, call the office for a medication refill, complete the medication refill request below, send a message via the patient portal (be sure to include the name of the medication requested) or have your pharmacy request a refill (often the quickest way to get a refill request) when you have a week supply left.