An Interesting Blog From a Pharmacist

By TLTanner Latest Reply 2014-08-22 06:07:10 -0500
Started 2014-08-21 12:36:06 -0500

While researching information on Medicare Part B, I ran across this pharmacist's blog. Although it seems he is no longer blogging, this particular one piqued my interest. I like his idea and in fact, I do just that, I carry a flash drive with my health information on it.

Anyone else do this? What type of information do you put on yours? I believe I even have the make, model and serial number of my insulin pump on mine. Although, I don't think I have the original date it was ordered on it. May have to update my flash drive…

5 replies

GabbyPA 2014-08-22 06:07:10 -0500 Report

Pharmacists are an under utilized part of our healthcare team. I love mine. She's so helpful and will always take a moment to answer my questions. Too bad he's not active still.

jayabee52 2014-08-21 16:48:10 -0500 Report

Howdy Teresa
I have a wrist band which has a USB "flash" drive which contains all my medical information. It is intended to be a medical alert device. I wear it on me 24/7/365 in case I am taken to the hospital via ambulance. This is what I have ~

God's best to you

TLTanner 2014-08-21 17:44:06 -0500 Report

Howdy to you James!

Thank you for that information. Although I do have a Medic Alert bracelet. I am now thinking of getting one of those bracelets as well! I have bookmarked the site!

Thank you,


Type1Lou 2014-08-21 13:47:32 -0500 Report

I was particularly intrigued by his thoughts on how to handle non-compliance in patients. Good post! (As for Medicare Part B, insulin used in a pump is covered under Part B rather than Part D which covers insulin which is injected…Part B costs do not contribute to the annual Donut Hole maximum which is good for those of us using an insulin pump. Just be certain your insulin scrip notes "For use in pump" on it.)

TLTanner 2014-08-21 13:58:00 -0500 Report

I was actually looking for information on coverage for Prednisone for a transplant patient 23 years post-op. To my knowledge, transplant patients are taken off this drug within 2 years of their transplant. However, my brother has not and now I'm told that the pharmacy the assisted living facility uses does not accept Part B and therefore, won't cover his prescription. This infuriates me to no end, but in trying to find out if the pharmacy can do that, I found this blog. I still have not found my answer, but decided to ask the doc if they can DC him from this medication. I'm waiting on the doc's office to call me back.

Thank you Louise for the information. It is kindly appreciated!