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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i want to know if a urologist can perscribe psychiatric medication
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
User :   hello
User :   can you please answer my question
Doctor :   As per the rules defined any physician is eligible to prescribe psychiatric medicine
Doctor :   however there are certain limitations for few drugs
Doctor :   e.g narcotic analgesics, dependent medications like antidepressants, sedatives
Doctor :   which should be followed
User :   my husband is a manager for a clinic and they have several doctors...there the PA wrote perscriptions for some patients and he used the perscriptions from a urologist doctor for a psychatric patient. now the doctor received a letter from the DA's office asking if he was aware of these perscriotions. i dont know if this is a routine or not, but my husband is scared
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   usually in practice the Urologist will not prescribe Psychiatric medications unless it is under his treatment perview because of medico legal issues
Doctor :   They refer to a psychiatrist
Doctor :   It is not illegal or against the law even if they prescribe to certain extent
User :   they ordered plavix and zyprix
Doctor :   DA's office shall keep observing the prescriptions of each doctor
Doctor :   and shall send notice if they feel something fishy
Doctor :   Plavix is a blood thinner
User :   i think this is routine for the da to send letters is it?
User :   i'm not sure of the medication spelling name
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   They look for a reasonable answer
Doctor :   Nothing to worry these are very common
User :   so if the patient is ligit, then we should be ok....thanks for your help, this was very useful advice
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Do you have more questions
Doctor :   You may ask me
Doctor :   I just closed it as I thought you ended and not responding
User :   i'm fine at this time...god bless you
Doctor :   Thank you
User :   i want to keep the screen so my husband can read it later and be confident
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