Understand the differences in price as well as the differences in efficacy for medications

April 1, 2008

The skills that physicians learn during residency about helping uninsured patients apply to those patients with insurance as well. Ophthalmologists should be aware of how much patients pay for the medications prescribed for them, as well as the costs of the alternatives. One way to obtain price information is through a visit to a local pharmacy. Also, it is important to think about differences in medication efficacy and whether they are relevant in a particular situation.