“Typically, you would receive a prescription from your doctor and go to your local pharmacy (where you know your pharmacist) and receive your medications in less than 10 minutes. Australia is leading the pharmacy profession for interactions with patients and doctors, and counseling patients is a high priority on every prescription dispensed.”
“There is very little interaction with the pharmacist, and seldom is there a personal connection made,” Kaye said. “In Israel, the situation is closer to the Australian model, where you know your pharmacist and get your prescriptions faster.”
“We welcome questions and promptly answer them,” Kaye said, ” and all prescriptions are reviewed by a pharmacist and checked for interactions with other medications and checked against known allergies. We will counsel the patient and speak to the prescribing physician whenever necessary.”
Finding the right online pharmacy means having pharmacists who not only care about and focus on personal interactions, but also pharmacists who understand the time-sensitive nature of first-time prescriptions and antibiotics. These types of prescription medications, Kaye said, don’t fit the online model because they need to be purchased immediately.