Entering a Doctor

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Entering a Doctor

Enter the prescriber's information by following the steps outlined below.

 

Topics

How Do I Choose a Doctor?

How Do I Add a New Doctor?

How Do I Choose a Doctor's Address?

How Do I Choose an Authorizing Doctor?

 

 

How Do I Choose a Doctor?

1.In the Script Filling screen, go to the Doctor field. (If a previous script has been entered for this patient, the doctor on the patient's last script will be selected by default. You can choose a different doctor if necessary.)

2.Enter part of the prescriber's name to begin a search. (You can also search by NPI or DEA number.) A drop-down menu will appear with a list of doctors matching your search information.

3.Select the correct doctor from the list and press Enter.

 

After you have selected a doctor, any notes that are attached to that doctor's record will appear in the Notes section of the screen.

 

 

How Do I Add a New Doctor?

To add a new doctor to your records, click on the plus (+) symbol next to the Doctor field. The "Adding New Doctor" window will open.

 

When you already have a doctor selected, a pencil icon will appear next to the field. You can click on this icon to edit a doctor's record.

 

If you are entering information from an Electronic Order, you may have a doctor that has been sent across in the order that does not exist in your records. You can use this feature to add the new doctor to your records. Use the search field to locate a Surescripts doctor. Then click the Create Doctor button to add this new doctor to your records.

 

You can also click on the Create Custom Doctor option to enter a new doctor's information manually.

 

 

How Do I Choose a Doctor's Address?

Once a prescriber has been chosen in the Doctor field, the doctor's primary clinic will appear in the Clinic field. If the doctor has multiple addresses and you want to choose a different address than the selected one, click inside the Clinic field to search for another option.

 

If only one clinic has been added for the doctor, that address will automatically be selected in the Clinic field. If the doctor has multiple addresses, the clinic marked as "Primary" will be selected. If no clinic has been marked as the primary option, you will need to tab into the Clinic field and make a selection.

 

 

How Do I Choose an Authorizing Doctor?

If the doctor that has been chosen is not allowed to prescribe medication, the Authorizing Doctor field will appear. (For example, if the prescriber is not a doctor but a nurse, you may need to enter an authorizing doctor.)

 

Authorizing Doctors can be added in the Doctor maintenance screen.

 

If the chosen prescriber requires an authorizer, you can click inside the Authorizing Doctor field to begin a search.

 

See Also

Doctors