That doesn't sound right. I know that if you have a prescription that is a year old you have to get a new script and they always want to see you first.
I don't know what this med is but if it is a narcotic, you have to get a written script every month from the doctor in order to fill it at the pharmacy. Maybe you just need to request a written prescription from your primary pain doctor and pick it up once a month. I have to call every month for my husbands.
Maybe if you are in a pain clinic is would be different. I am in a pain management clinic and I just call my pain patches and Norco in to them every 3 weeks, and that gives them 1 week to fill them. But I don't ever see the doctor and I have been with the clinic for a long time. I email the doctor or the pharmacist any questions and they either call me back or send an email. I wanted to bump up my Norco because of my RNY and the pain still in my hips and bad in my knees but they just bumped up my patch to 50mcg, that way I get all the meds and I only use the Norco for the breakthrough. I would see if you could get into a pain clinic. They are better then the reg pcp. These doctors aren't afraid to write the triplicates. Give it a try and see if you can find one and let us know how it goes for you. take care, Kristy