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Medication Re-Fill Policy

The patient is responsible for knowing when medication(s) will need to be refilled. The specific protocol is outlined below. All patients are requested to execute acknowledgement that they have read the protocol and agree with its requirements.

  • It is the policy of Newport Orthopedic Institute that medications will only be refilled between 8:00am to 3:30pm, Monday - Friday.
  • No prescription refills will be given on Saturday, Sunday, or holidays.
  • At least 48 business hours are needed to process a refill request.
  • Early refills will not be authorized.
  • Medications or prescriptions will not be replaced if lost or misplaced.
  • If your physician is not in the office or is unavailable, you have to wait until he/she returns for medication refills to be authorized.
  • Non-controlled/non-narcotic prescriptions require a follow-up appointment every 3 - 6 months.
  • Controlled substances/narcotic prescriptions require a follow-up appointment every 30 - 90 days.
  • Prescriptions may be picking up between 8:30am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5pm. Our office is closed for lunch from 12:00pm - 1:00pm.
  • When picking up a prescription for a controlled substance, you may be asked to provide a valid form of photo identification.

The physicians of Newport Orthopedic Institute do not routinely prescribe narcotics on a long-term basis, nor do we administer narcotics by injection at any of our office locations. Individuals who are seeking "pain killers" for chronic use will be advised to make an appointment with a pain management or primary care physician.

Medication Acknowledgement of Driving Impairment

(Not applicable for patients under 16 years of age)

While you are under the care of your Physician, you may be prescribed medication that could impair your ability to operate a motor vehicle, heavy machinery, or equipment.

Please refrain from operating a motor vehicle under the influence of prescribed medications that impair judgment. Arrange for proper transportation and use the proper precautions when taking prescribed medications. If you have any questions, please ask your Physician or your pharmacist.