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Do you always need a prescription to get an oxygen tank

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Even at the hospital level of care, you need a physician to order it.
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A male asked:
Dr. Shahruq Sarela
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Oxygen: Usually you need a doctors evaluation and determination on why you need oxygen to get you approved if you're planning on using your insurance. If you ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Oxygen is: Regulated when used as a medicine. Too much o2 can cause cataract. It isn't a harmless medicine.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
See your doc: With current available treatments there would rarely be any need for a 16 yo to have oxygen on hand.If they lived at a distance from medical services ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience Pulmonology
Maybe: You might be able to find one but should not as oxygen is a drug and you can be harmed by using it when it is not medically indicated.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: Possible causes for shortness of breath include heart disease, lung disease and anemia. Each is treated differently, and oxygen may or may not be indi ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not so sure: Petit mal seizures usually occur in adolescents, and suspect that you more likely now have partial complex seizures, which will NOT respond to oxygen ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: We don't offer to diagnose or treat anyone for anything on this site.We answer general medical questions & often help folks decide when a visit is ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
O2 says below 85%: If o2 sats are below 85% or po2? Less than 65, you qualify for supplemental o2.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
16 years experience Pediatrics
As little as $159: I searched a few medical supply places and found them from $159 to $359. That includes the regulator and carrying case. Most of those places require ... Read More
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