I am a 51 year old male and live in Anaheim, CA. I have been taking Atenolol 50mg to treat hypertension for over 10 years and I know I have to take if for life. I have a new doctor now who insists on office visits every 3 months to get a prescription, even though no evaluation is necessary. So I have to shell out co-pay AND be off the clock at work resulting in less pay. My previous doctor never forced these visits on me — he would just send in the prescription to the pharmacy when I requested him to. But this doctor is adamant, which makes no sense to me. Why are office visits necessary for a drug that I have to take for life and when no evaluation by the doctor is required? Since this doctor is being adamant, what other options do I have? Thank you. View Thread
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