Natural Medicines Uploader
How to obtain Natural Medicines Uploader
Video demo of Natural Medicies Uploader in action
Q: How long does it take to load and run the software?
Q: Why is the Uploader program needed?
A: Because the drug databases used in Best Practice and Medical Director do not include the natural medicines that are commonly prescribed by integrative or functional doctors.
Q: Where does the list of natural medicines come from?
A: Each time you run the Natural Chemist Uploader it pulls the latest product information directly from Natural Chemist.
Q: What if there is a product that I want to prescribe but it’s not on the database?
A: Please let us know, we’d love to hear about it. If you will be prescribing particular products for your patients we will do what we can to supply them.
Q: Is there someone I can talk to about integrative medicines?
A: Yes, please call, we’d love to hear from you. Natural Chemist has pharmacists, naturopaths and nutritionists available. You can call (1300 882 303), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or chat online (www.naturalchemist.com.au).
Q: What happens if I’ve already entered my own Custom Preparations (BP) or Recipes (MD)?
A: Your existing entries will not be touched by the Uploader. They will still be available for you to prescribe.
Q: How can I get a copy of the Natural Chemist Natural Medicines Uploader software?
Q: Does the program have to be run on the server that is running Best Practice or Medical Director?
A: Generally yes. It may be possible to run the program from a client PC, however you will need to ensure you have appropriate access permission or network mapping (depending on your local network set up).
Q: Does BP or MD have to be closed before running the Uploader?
A: No. You will need to close and reopen the “Custom Preparations” (BP) or “Recipes” (MD) screens to see the updated list though.
Q: Can I remove the products at any time?
A: Yes. Simply run the Natural Chemist Uploader and tick the Remove button. This will not affect any scripts you have already written.
Q: What if I don’t use Best Practice or Medical Director?
A: Let us know which clinical program you do use and we will see if we can help.
You may also be interested in the clinical tool we built for practitioners. It’s free. See www.naturalscript.com.au
Q: Why do my patients need a “script” anyway?
A: The natural medicines included are premium “Practitioner Only” products. This means that patients must have a “script” from a qualified health professional before they can buy the medicines.
These “Practitioner Only” supply rules are set by the manufacturers themselves, and we support them in the interest of strengthening the patient-practitioner relationship.
Q: Why did Natural Chemist build this software?
A: We built this as part of our contribution to the growth of integrative medicine in Australia.
Once you have printed a script for your patient they can submit it to us and we will dispense it professionally and efficiently.