I much prefer talking to local pharmacies, as opposed to the big-brand ones, because they're much more lenient and much easier to talk to when something is awry with the script we sent them. At the big name stores, you get these little douch-y techs that call us for inane things that should easily be overlooked and they waste our time calling us to ask us about them.
Tech: "Hi, I'm Tech from Big Chain Pharmacy. I'm calling to ask you about the script for Norvasc (I'm just throwing in a name, I forget what it really was) that you wrote for Mrs. Hypertension."
Me: "Ok, what's the problem?"
Tech: "Well, you wrote 'take one tab by mouth daily'."
Tech: "They don't come in tabs; they come in capsules."
Me: "You're joking, right?"
Tech: "No, we're going to need you to write another prescription and send it to us."
Me: "I'm not doing that, just fill it for the capsules."
Tech: "The pharmacist says we can't do that, that we need a re-written script."
Me: "For a non-controlled substance, you need a hard prescription? How long has this pharmacist been practicing?"
Tech: "I don't see how that's relevant."
Me: "HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN PRACTICING?"
Tech: "I think they graduated a few weeks ago."
Me: "Unh-huh. Is the patient there?"
Tech: "Well, yes."
Me: "Put her on the phone, please."
Tech: "You want me to put the patient on the phone?"
Tech: "One sec."
Mrs. Htn: "Umm, hello?"
Me: "Hi, Mrs. Hypertension, how are you?"
Mrs. Htn: "I'm ok. Is there a problem?"
Me: "Not with you. What I'm going to suggest is that you grab your script out of the tech's hand and walk across the street to Corner Pharmacy. Brad will be waiting for you and I'll get him to rush your prescription."
Mrs. Htn: "Oh, ok. I'll do that."
For the next six months, I wrote "Not to be filled at Big Chain Pharmacy" on all my scripts.