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Is it best to have one doctor prescribe all your medication?



  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    For me, each specialist does the prescribing for his area.

    My psychiatrist prescribes my antidepressants, anti anxiety medications, and for sleep.
    PM doctor is only one who prescribes my daily and breakthrough meds, neurotin.
    My GI doc prescribes for my gut issues.
    Primary prescribes meds for vascular issues, thyroid, and other issues that may come up that may, for ex, require antibiotics.

    My Primary doctor has tried to manage my pain for two years before she referred me to PM.
    Primary also tried to manage my gut issues for years before and just recently, referring me to GI specialist.
    Psychiatrist I choose because I knew I needed help with my negative thought process.

    I keep them all in the loop, notifying all of any changes, like in medications, or certain situations, ex, stroke.

    I'm very stable right now, better than in years!
    Takes a village for me!
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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

  • medical condition and meds are relayed to that condition, or if you have several conditions like Savage stated.
    If the meds are related to your spine issues, it is best that you talk to your pm doctor and ask him/her how they want it handled. All opiates and benzos related to your condition that you are seeing the pm doctor for, are usually required to be handled by the pm only.

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