We prefer to promote lifestyle modification rather than medication for the treatment and prevention of disease. Where medication has been prescribed, your doctor will usually give you enough to last until you should be seen again. For new or unstable conditions, this may be as often as once a week, but for stable conditions this may be only once a year.
We also encourage patients to take responsibility for their health and well-being. Therefore, it is up to you to keep track of the number of refills left on your prescription and to come see your doctor before your medicine runs out. Your doctor will refill prescriptions by telephone only in very special circumstances.