I suspected that was the case. No problem.
So, are you going to feel as ridiculous as I am when you ask your physician for a prescription for Ibuprofen or Nyquil?
Exactly. The problem is, will I be able to see my physician?
Oddly enough, there are some astute financial advisors who would tell you that it's actually a good idea to do this under some circumstances.
If you have high recurring medical costs and consistently approach or exceed the IRS threshold for deducting medical expenses on your tax return (I believe the threshold is now 7.5%), then there's nothing wrong with asking a physician to "prescription" for other health-related items that don't legally require a prescription for purchase (Tylenol or anti-dandruff shampoo are two that immediately come to mind). Having the prescription for THESE items allows you to add THEIR cost to your itemized medical expenses on your tax return!
So, are you going to feel as ridiculous as I am when you ask your physician for a prescription for Ibuprofen or Nyquil?”
I suspect the docs knew about this already & are not happy in the least that their limited time is being used in such a manner.
Gee, Mrs Obama, I cannot take the time to give you a Pap smear because I have a waiting room full of people waiting for RX’s for Advil.