It is a good practice for that physician to refill the Zoloft and yes can be considered malpractice to abruptly halt the medication. However, for it to be proven that it is entirely the physician's fault, your son would have had to keep all appointments for follow up and follow the procedure of requesting med refills.
Try calling and speaking to his nurse as well as having the pharmacy fax a refill request to your physician.
We have already asked the pharmacy to send in the refill request. No action yet.
She does not have any office assistants. She works solely by text message.
We have scheduled an appointment with a new physician, but he cannot see him until Sept.29. Is there any way to get a refill (ie:emergency room, etc), where his current physician wont be needed to get it filled?
At this rate, I'm not sure she's going to respond to his text messages.
Yes, they have to send the records. Usually 30 days is allowed but most try to send them sooner.
You will need to sign a form for release of records and he must sign if he is over 18. This will be at either offices the form that you can sign.
Good luck with all of this. Just be persistent.