It’s the weekend. You’re enjoying a barbecue with your friends when you get a call on your emergency number from someone who claims to be your patient and asks for Tylenol #3.
Do you go to your practice to check if this is a patient of record?
Do you log in to your practice using a remote connection and hope the computer is still on?
Do you take a chance and call a pharmacy to prescribe this drug, hoping that the person really is your patient and that you don’t get into trouble?
Do you ignore the request and possibly anger an actual patient who is in genuine pain?
Or do you avoid all of these unpleasant options?