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Prescription for UTI over the phone

Patient: Hi, I was wondering if I could get a prescription written for me over the phone by my doctor for a UTI. I have had these exact symptoms before and do not have time to go in. Would they most likely write one for me?

 

 

Doctor: Unfortunately you may have to see your doctor for appropriate management of a urinary tract infection/cystitis. Unnecess ary antibiotic use may result in antimicrobial resistance in the future. A urinalysis is the diagnostic test for UTIs and treatment is warranted when there is symptoms of dysuria, presence of more than trace urine leukocytes and presence of nitrates.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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