I saw a psychiatrist and he prescribed me the same medication as my physician. He wrote on the prescription to cancel all other prescriptions from my main doctor. He did not write a prescription for the medication that actually helps and I can refill that one here shortly. I was wondering if he would know if I refilled the other one before giving the pharmacy the new script. I don't want to do anything illegal or untrustworthy and I am not drug seeking.
If it's a controlled substance he can see if he checks the database online. Some do, some don't. He can also find out when you filled his, and if it's a controlled substance, your insurance may not let you fill it again anyhow. The bigger worry is why -if you're not untrustworthy or drug seeking- you are concerned with him finding out.
Hi Medicated92! Interesting question you submitted. When the psychiatrist canceled all other prescriptions by other doctors, was he specifically writing for psychiatric medicines and controlled substances, or every medicine, including things like thyroid or blood pressure medicine. That would be stepping out of his area of practice. I have seen that done in the past, before insurance companies and states were required to maintain a controlled substance database. I have not seen the practice done in a long time now though. Did you sign a contract with the psychiatrist? And is the medication for controlled substance? It actually would not be illegal for you to get the refill of your other medicine, before you turned in this particular prescription. He would be able to find out you got the other prescription by calling your insurance company, or calling your pharmacy. My only thought is, it’s a controlled substance and he doesn’t want refills laying around – or that the new prescription may have some contraindications with some medications you’re on. He stated he did not write you up a script for the mat that works the best for you. I guess I would need a little more information to really give you a good answer Did you go to the psychiatrist because the physician did not want to take care of that prescription any longer – or did you go because you wanted to see someone more specialized in the area you need.?
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