I went to Dr. Audrey Koh for an annual exam and to continue my prescription of birth control – the same that I’ve been on for years with no issue.
I paid my copay for the exam, and was told that due to SLIGHTLY high blood pressure, she was putting me on a different pill & I would need to check back in after a few months.
I wasn’t told about all of the side effects and that this other pill was completely different.
Then when I tried to get another prescription for my original pill I was on, I was told I needed to have another consult.
To just talk to the doctor and have my blood pressure run was going to be an additional copay, even though all I wanted was just my regular prescription for birth control.
I’ve literally never been refused a prescription for birth control before.
Basically I either pay an additional copay just to have my blood pressure checked or no pill.
I will definitely not be returning & will find another doctor who properly alerts me to potential side effects of putting me on a completely different medication & one who doesn’t force me to come back multiple times & get as much money out of me as she can.
Oh & the receptionist was SO incredibly RUDE.