Virtual Mentor. January 2005, Volume 7, Number 1.
Dr. Green is completing her internship year at a major teaching hospital. Her brother, Michael, who lives 100 miles away in a rural setting in the same state, has been seeing a psychiatrist for anxiety disorder and depression and has been taking medication for his illness. Without the medication, he suffers from severe panic attacks that force him to avoid most social situations, and he experiences episodic bouts of severe depression. Michael is almost at the end of his medication and has just learned that his psychiatrist is unreachable in the Canadian wilderness on vacation for the next two weeks. He telephones his sister and asks her to call in a prescription refill.
What should Dr. Green do about Michael's prescription? (select an option)
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