Dr. Thomajan is faxing or calling in my first prescription; when can I pick it up?
All prescriptions and refill requests will be filled by the end of the business day. If you are seen for a 9 am appointment time your prescription will be available no later than 5:30 pm with your chosen pharmacy. Dr. Thomajan is always as accommodating as possible and most times prescriptions are sent right away. Please call ahead to your pharmacy to see if the prescription has arrived prior to visiting.
Dr. Thomajan wrote me a pain prescription; how do I get a refill?
Please have your pharmacy fax a prescription refill request to (512) 328-8903. We do not call in prescription refills. A total of 3 pain prescriptions will be filled (one initial prescription and up to two additional refills). If you are still experiencing pain after we have prescribed three rounds of pain prescriptions you are required to schedule a follow-up visit to assess for any changes in your diagnosis. At this time consideration will be taken to find you a pain management specialist should there be no significant changes to your diagnosis.
Can I drive while on pain medication?
No, we recommend that you have a responsible adult drive you while you are taking pain medication(s). You should never attempt to operate any machinery while on pain medication. If you should ever have any questions regarding your prescription please contact our office at (512) 328-8900 or consult your pharmacist.
Can my surgeon call in my prescription for surgery?
Should Dr. Thomajan prescribe pain medication he will write the prescription on the day of your surgery and this will be in the possession of the post-operative nurse at the facility that will be charged with your care. You will receive a paper copy of your prescription to deliver to any pharmacy of your choice. We do not call in or prescribe any medications prior to your surgical procedure.
When do I take my medication? How do I take my medication?
Dr. Thomajan will touch upon this on your visit. However, we do recommend upon receipt of your prescription from the pharmacy that you speak to your pharmacist regarding any additional questions. Please speak with your pharmacist regarding how often to take your medication and how you should take your medication. Your pharmacist has a plethora of information and their purpose is to supply you with as much information regarding your specific prescription. As well, medication directions are always printed on the medication bottle. Should you require any additional information please contact our office at (512) 328-8900.
Do I stop taking my other medications?
Please contact your prescribing physician or PCP to check if you should stop any other medications. As always, we welcome any additional questions you might have as well (512) 328-8900.
You prescribed a medication a friend of mine has; can I just take that?
Unfortunately, no. We are not in the practice of sharing medications. Please fill the prescription that Dr. Thomajan has prescribed for you as this quantity, dosage, and shelf-life were specifically formulated for you. Should you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Dr. Thomajan prescribed me a medication a year ago; can I refill it?
Please contact our office at (512) 328-8900 to schedule an appointment. We do not refill prescriptions over 60 days without another consultation to facilitate any changes in your diagnosis.
Is my prescription covered by insurance?
We make every effort to supply you with as much coverage information as possible regarding your specific insurance plan. However, we do not have access to coverage in terms of prescription drug plans. Please contact customer service with your insurance company to check for coverage of your specific prescription.
Dr. Thomajan referred me to pain management; what is this?
Pain management is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain. We will refer you to a preferred pain management specialist that is in-network with your insurance company. We will provide you with their contact information and provide all of your medical records as a courtesy.
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