Ive called many places an they all said thy dont prescribe meds or that thy dont take health insurance, would anyone know of a good doc in the smithtown/st james on long island?
There should be a physician directory Assistance program in your area. you can also call the health department they can at least refer you somewhere, iyou could even ask the public aid office if they have a list of doctors, if nothing else, most ER units will refere you to a doc if you go there. Maybe even a suicide hotline. I hope one of these can be helpful for you.
I'd wager that any doctors offices would tell you they don't prescribe medications for anxiety.
If you see a psychiatrist you will have a better chance of getting some help for your anxiety. I've been there and it's quite unpleasant to have to battle those anxious feelings, and unpleasant is an understatement.
Wishing you the best,
call the number for member services on your insurance card and see if they can find a dr. for you that is with their network. am praying for you. you can also go to the emergency room for panic attack and they will give you something to calm you while you are there and they will give you a script enough to last you till you can locate a dr,
I agree with the above poster. One of the best ways to find a doctor who takes your health plan is to call members services or customer services number on your health insurance card (I dont know why people never think to do this) they will tell you what docs in your area are contracted with your plan-they are one of your best resources for a lot of things related to your insurance like costs. An office wont tell you over the phone whether or not they prescribe medications. Only the Dr can determine if medications are right for you and there is no way of knowing that on the phone and they are not going to set themselves up by saying yes, they prescribe then the Dr decides that is not the best course of action. If the psychiatrist is an MD, he/she can prescribe medication and most of them will use medication when appropriate. Calling to ask for meds raises a red flag and they will automatically tell you no.
Im sorry to hear about your problem. I also have anxiety and panic attacks. I never had much trouble getting meds for it. I did go to one general practice doc who would not perscribe me meds and only referred me to a pshych at the behavioral health building. Some general practice docs are reluctant to give out benzos, HOWEVER some of them DO give them and both general practice docs and internists can write them for you. If you cant find any regular docs in your area who can help you then your only option is to see a psych. They will most likely prescribe you what you need but its a little bit more of a pain then using a regular doc because it will take longer to get your script. The fist appt. Is only assessment and intake. You spend a good hour there and then your given a 2nd appt. To come back, and thats when you will get your script
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