Quote from Danielle7
So I had to page her doctor, which has a reputation of being mean at 11PM
If he's mean at 11pm, I'd call him at 10:30. :chuckle J/K....
But seriously, it is not at all uncommon when doing the med rec that patients cannot remember what meds they are on, let alone the dosage. At that time of night, I wouldn't have paged the doctor either. I would have simply put on the med rec form that the patient does not know the dosage. It's up to the admitting physician to prescribe, and I'm sure that those antibiotics probably have a standard dose. Besides which, depending upon the reason for admission, the doctor may not even want to prescribe the medication. Also, since the patient hadn't taken the med all day, it really probably could have waited until office hours. The most important information here is what antibiotic they were on and why.
Another option is if the person has someone at home, or a trusted friend who can go to their home, who can look at the bottle and tell you the dosage. Sometimes we have the family members bring the pill bottles in the next day.
That being said, the doctor shouldn't have yelled at you.