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Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Any physician can prescribe anxiety medications.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can't say: Some cardiologists may be willing to prescribe an anxiolytic medication. However, many would recommend assessment by a psychiatrist or pyschologist to ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Assume: that cardiologist evaluated for cardiac issues. If anxiety is believed to contribute to or to cause your symptoms -then this sounds like an appropria ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
Ask them why?: Did they prescribe the medication because of symptoms you reported? Were they concerned that some of your symptoms were related to anxiety? No harm ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Not via HealthTap: PRIME doctors on HealthTap's virtual practice service can prescribe some, but not all medications. It depends on what would be wise medical practice, ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
No, not on Healthtap: but if you are having problems with your mood, discuss with your family doctor who may Rx or refer you to a psychiatrist. Medications definitely have ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Many: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or melatonin can be enough for some people and those you can get without prescription. Trazodone helps many people. I have ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It is not uncommon for psychiatrists at least in the midwest to prescribe narcotics. The prescription of course will depend upon whether or not the ps ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes but will not: as it is unethical even illegal to Rx any medication with out examination . Support team will help you to get a physician for you near you.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Rhinehart
28 years experience Diabetology
Yes: Cardiologists are also internal medicine specialists and thus can effective prescribe diabetes medications. I know many cardiologists who actually hav ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Np's may prescribe medication, with some limitations that may be related to state regulations. These usually relate to controlled substances such as n ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emmett Miller
53 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes, when indicated, medications such as antidepressants, antianxiety agents, mood stabilizers, and stimulants (as in the treatment of adhd) are used ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Antidepressants can not stop a panic attack once it has begun, however being on a regular dose of antidepressants may reduce the frequency of panic at ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: The majority of scripts for psychiatric medicines are written by primary care physicians. Some pcps are less comfortable with using these meds but wil ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Gieck
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: In general yes, But may vary by the individual gynecologist, the presenting condition and ability of the gynecologist to provide effective overall car ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Usually can: Psychotropic medications can be prescribed by physicians other than psychiatrists. As long as the physician has the clinical expertise it should not b ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends on the: Underlying reason for the anger. If someone is just angry - an ssri is not indicated. However if someone is angry as a symptom of an anxiety or mood d ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
No med right for all: Still, for my patients, i usually include regular Clonazepam in the treatment. I only use it routinely --not to chase panic, but to prevent it. Some ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience Psychiatry
NO: I am not aware of any evidence based effective treatment for panic disorder that is widely practiced with a consensus other than what you mentioned .. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Nardil (phenelzine) is one of the medications that belongs to maoi class. A wonderful group of medications that is not used now much because it was fe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Not meant to, but...: Betablockers do have a calming effect. They also slow down the heart which can be helpful during anxiety attacks when heart rate typically goes up.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Quite possibly: Brintellix (Vortioxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor with an FDA indication for Major Depressive Disorder. It could be tried off- lab ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Nurse practitioners: Nurse practitioners and physician assistants can prescribe in many states under the "'umbrella" of a physician . Check with your individual state regu ... Read More

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