A 37-year-old member asked:
gp has been prescribing 2mg diazepam, twice daily, for approx 3 years which is due to chronic uncontrolled anxiety.. can my new dr make me come off it against my will? concerned. thanks.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience Pediatrics
In a free country...: We are a free people in a free country. A doctor is free to use his best judgement on how a particular patient should be treated, meaning a doctor is free to disagree with other doctors, or to agree with others. Likewise, a patient is free to interview some new doctors to see how they would manage his condition, and select a doctor. The "against my will" concept rarely applies in a free society.
Answered on Sep 4, 2019
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad answered
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
No: any Doctor may not feel comfortable prescribing you certain meds even if you have been prescribed them previously. They may not feel is is a good medical treatment for you
Answered on Sep 7, 2019
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