Dr Portnoy's quick response, follow up, and problem solving skills.
Due to a local pharmacy filling my Rx with the incorrect medication, which I ingested, I could have become more ill and incapacitated or worse than I did, unless Dr Portnoy had not responded with immediate response to my phone call with my symptoms of passing out. He leaped into immediate investigation on the kind of med the pharmacy filled incorrectly, tried to get back to me at home, but I had passed out, contacted my husband immediately to go home and called an ambulance to my home. I was transferred to the ER, treated and survived without any side effects. Dr Portnoy had also alerted the ER before I got there, the nature if the situation. His quick detective and follow up coordination of the mentioned events, mostly like saved my life or unknown permanent side effects. I'm forever grateful to Dr Portnoy's quick response, follow up, and problem solving skills.
Side note: the pharmacy responsible for the incorrect medication is currently under investigation with the Departnent of Pharmacology in Sacramento, California.