|1||consult||v.||/kənˈsʌlt/||to seek advice or information of||a. The doctor consulted with a specialist before writing a new prescription. |
b. May I consult with you about a drug interaction case I have?
|2||control||v.||/kənˈtroʊl/||to exercise authoritative or dominating influence over||a. To control the cost of this medication, you may get the generic version. |
b. Please take your medication every day to control your high blood pressure.
|3||convenient||adj.||/kənˈvin yənt/||suited or favorable to one’s purpose; easy to reach||a. Is this a convenient location for you to pick up your prescription? |
b. The convenience of a pharmacy in the same building as my doctor is hard to beat.
|4||detect||v.||/dɪˈtɛkt/||to discover or ascertain||a. My doctor put me through some simple tests to detect if I have asthma. |
b. I have to keep track of my sleep patterns to detect how many times I get up in the night.
|5||factor||n.||/ˈfæk tər/||a contribution to an accomplishment, a result, or a process||a. Taking medications as directed is an important factor in getting well. |
b. Could my cat be a factor contributing to my asthma?
|6||interaction||n.||/ˌɪn tərˈæk ʃən/||an influence; a mutual activity||a. My pharmacist was concerned about the interaction of the two medications I was prescribed. |
b. The interaction between the patient and the doctor showed a high level of trust.
|7||limit||n.||/ˈlɪm ɪt/||the point beyond which something cannot proceed||a. My prescription has a limit of three refills. |
b. My health plan authorization sets a limit on which health care providers I can see without their permission.
|8||monitor||v.||/ˈmɒn ɪ tər/||to keep track of||a. The nurse practitioner carefully monitors the number of medications her patients are taking. |
b. The patient had weekly appointments so that the doctor could monitor her progress.
|9||potential||adj.||/pəˈtɛn ʃəl/||capable of being but not yet in existence; possible||a. To avoid any potential side effects from lhe medication, be sure to tell your doctor all the drugs you are currently taking. |
b. Given the potential delay in getting reimbursed by the health plan, why don’t we just fill one prescription today?
|10||sample||n.||/ˈsæm pəl, ˈsɑm-/||a portion, piece, or segment that is representative of a whole||a. The pharmacist gave Myra a few free samples of the allergy medication. |
b. A sample of the population taking the new medicine was surveyed to determine whether it caused side effects.
|11||sense||n.||/sɛns/||a judgment; an intellectual interpretation||a. The doctor had a good sense about what the problem was but wanted to get a second opinion. |
b. I got the sense it would be better to get my prescription filled right away.
|12||volunteer||n.||/ˌvɒl ənˈtɪər/||one who performs a service without pay; v., to perform as a volunteer||a. My doctor volunteered to call the drugstore, so my medication would be waiting for me. |
b. The volunteers would bring the filled prescriptions from the pharamacy to the homes of the shut-ins.