How often do I HAVE to see my shrink?
September 30, 2013 6:44 PM Subscribe
The doctor who prescribes my Ritalin and Lamictal is telling me that the state licensing board in Maryland requires
that he see me once every three months. I've never heard of this before. I believe that it may be recommended
that a doctor see a patient on some defined basis, especially with new prescriptions, but I've been seeing him for years, been taking these for years and never had any issues. The only justification I can imagine is the overall crackdown on Schedule II prescriptions. I really don't want to spend the time and money to sit there and tell him everything is fine 4 times per year.
Is he really required
to do this? Is it medically justifiable and necessary?
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