So why is it, exactly, that I have to go and see my doctor in order to get a refill of a hormone replacement? They used to phone in refills, and bill me. I was fine with that, because the doctor is halfway across the flippin' city, but I've been seeing her for 15 years and I'm reluctant to switch. I can understand wanting to see me periodically for medication of a medical problem, but for ESTROGEN? Is there some suspicion that I will have regrown all my reproductive organs and will no longer be in need of those missing hormones? It's a complete waste of my time, and my doctor's time. She won't even have time to sit down.
"Hi, what can I do for you?" she'll ask.
"I need a refill on the HRT" I'll say.
"Well here you go! Arent' you glad you drove 25 minutes, sat in my waiting room for half an hour, and then waited in this examining room for another 15 minutes just for that? Have a lovely drive home! Hope rush hour isn't too annoying for you!"
I may have to take back some of my ranting against the US Insurance for the Healthy system.