Originally Posted by gostberg
My wife and I will be hitting the road full time in about 6 months. My wife is diabetic and right now is very unsure on how she will get her insulin and medications on time. We will both be on Medicare with TriCare as a backup. Anyone out there fit this profile and can help ease her deep concerns? She has to see an Endocrinologist every three months to keep her insulin pump.
You can easily use express scripts for your medication with just a little planning
We are retired with Tricare for Life, which you indicated you will be, for all of our meds with no problems for 10 years.
Have your prescriptions transferred to Home delivery on Express Scripts
You will give them a permanent address, however you can go on line and add a temporary address with a specific start and end date. Your medications will be sent to the temporary address. We either have them sent to our mail forwarding address then forwarded to us or we have often chosen a small town post office and set the temp address to us at General Delivery, town name, state and zip
Make sure when using general delivery that you google the post office, call and confirm they accept general delivery mail and how long they hold it for you.
Once we have confirmed ( we usually chose a post office that we are within a few days of on our route ) then we go online to our account with Express and order our medications and update the temp address.
Our Dr writes annual refills in the form of a 90 day supply and 3 refills. I have one drug that he has to rewrite every 90 days. I contact the office and they send it in electronically as they do all our drugs
This will take some planning but you can work it out
Ask your Dr if he/she is wiling to write a series of orders for the required blood work and have a phone consultation. Many physicians are certainly willing to be helpful once they understand what you are trying to do.
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