100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 108,171

Waiting at the Pharmacy

Friday, March 10, 2017

Spent most of the morning driving to, getting Med's to take and driving from VA Pharmacy. Then finding a parking spot. Then walking into the Pharmacy. Then taking a number and waiting till that number was called to see the pharmacist. Then take another number and wait for my number and name to appear on the board - meaning my prescription is filled and I could pick it up. Then walking back to my parked car and going home. The drive over is 45 minutes. The waiting in the Pharmacy to turn in script was about a little less than hour then another 50 minute to get Meds filled. Then another 45 minutes drive home. So just getting my prescriptions to take after yesterday's oral surgery took most of my entire morning. Cannot drive taking the pain killer - so I got a few groceries before coming home and taking it.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I agree that the VA should find a better more efficient way to do it. My first suggestion would be with all the patients waiting have more than one turn in Pharmacist and more than 1 fulfillment Pharmacists. But nothing changes
    1330 days ago
  • WPM911
    That's absurd. No one should have to wait that long for medicine!
    1330 days ago
    Wow! That's a lot of waiting!
    1330 days ago
    This has not changed much in 24 years. Yet there has to be a better way to handle outpatient Pharmacy that is faster and more efficiency. Only 1 turn in pharmacist and 1 pharmacists in the fulfillment area.
    1331 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by AOKDIET21