Sunday, June 26, 2011
In order to combat Chlamydia there are new recommendations that state doctors should give out prescriptions to patients they may never see in the office. Instead of a doctor asking that a patient's partner come in, after the patient has been found to be + for chlamydia, it is now "ethically cool" to just give them a prescription for them and their lover. The feeling is that these infected partners may never come in and the success rate would be higher by treating even unknown patients. The problem is that this is treating to the lowest common denominator. We have just given up on giving good health care, proper exams and stern advice and just thrown in the towel. This will change, of course, when a lawsuit occurs to an unseen patient when a reaction to an antibiotic causes damage.
I have an idea. How about a pill fob which holds meds to use after sex for those recurrent patients? You know, like Plan B pills or zithromax or valtrex? Just like heart patients wear pill fobs with nitro in it. That would fix everything.
Posted by Authentic Medicine Blog at 4:24 AM