3 doctors weighed in:

Can an oral surgeon prescribe a cpap?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Depends on state licensure.
Also probably credentials. Some oral surgeons are both physicians and dentists. Other oral surgeons have only a dental degree.

In brief: Depends

Depends on state licensure.
Also probably credentials. Some oral surgeons are both physicians and dentists. Other oral surgeons have only a dental degree.
Thank
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sure

Any licensed physician can prescribe a c-pap machine.
Some physicians are obviously more adept at the specifics to the oxygen concentration, etc. Parameters that need to be associated with the machine. Pulmonologists and other specialist may do fellowships or get trained in sleep medicine and have familiarity with sleep disorders. If concerned, check with the surgeon and assure he is comfortable.

In brief: Sure

Any licensed physician can prescribe a c-pap machine.
Some physicians are obviously more adept at the specifics to the oxygen concentration, etc. Parameters that need to be associated with the machine. Pulmonologists and other specialist may do fellowships or get trained in sleep medicine and have familiarity with sleep disorders. If concerned, check with the surgeon and assure he is comfortable.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
26 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
100,000 doctors available