View Full Version : GP in the Los Angeles area for Adderall Prescription?


celine_1975
02-09-09, 11:21 PM
Hey,

I've been successfully been treated with Adderall for about 8 years now.
I am 33 years old, working professional, no abuse problems.

I am seeing a psychiatrist in West LA who writes me my prescription every 30 days. However, he's been getting a pain in the *** to deal with the past 6 months since he now requires me to come in every month for a $120 session to approve my prescription.

He has absolutely no reason to monitor me like this - he said these are new "guidelines", and when I confronted him if this is a requirement, he replied no, but he prefers to follow those "guidelines".

He's obviously looking for the extra buck, and he has also refused to provide 90 day prescriptions that would be dispensed from the pharmacy directly.

Having him send in those prescriptions monthly has been unsuccessful so far as his staff is extremely unreliable and many times I ended up running a billion times back and forth to get my refill.

I think it's silly to expose me to these kind of restrictions, I am not a risk group nor an abuser.

My initial diagnosis has been made by a clinic in NYC (full 4 day testing with a 20 page eval that clearly diagnoses my condition).

Therefore I am trying to find a General Practitioner in LA, ideally near downtown, who can cut me more slack and who I can count on.

I never come in early for refills, nor have I ever "lost" my tabs.

My shrink however questioned me several times if I was "selling" the meds, which was after he accidentally wrote a double dosage for one month and I went back honestly and exchanged it for the correct amount.

Can anyone offer some practical advice for me?

Many thanks!

QueensU_girl
02-10-09, 12:53 AM
Just ask your your GP to take over your med prescribing. Get your records from him faxed to your GP. Tell your GP what you just told us.

You really only need to see a specialist if you are needing counselling or if you are trying many meds in an effort to find the right one/dose.

Once a pt is stabilized on meds, there is no reason to keep seeing the specialist.

PLUS, you have testing papers. Your situation is easily solved, IMO.

celine_1975
02-10-09, 06:06 AM
Just ask your your GP to take over your med prescribing. Get your records from him faxed to your GP. Tell your GP what you just told us.

I just don't have a GP... no health insurance.

meadd823
02-10-09, 11:57 AM
Maybe one of these sources will be of some help.

Doctors in California (http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3150)


Where Can I Find a Health Care Professional? (http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33989)

ADHDTigger
02-10-09, 04:32 PM
One point- in the state I am in it is illegal for a doc to write more than 30 days for Adderall based on Federal regulations. My patient information sheets make a similar statement. If I understand correctly, the doctor is audited on these prescriptions and has to be able to resolve amount prescribed with the patient's record. My pshrink even notes an effective date on the scrip itself if I see her a couple of days before my meds run out.

As this is a compliance point, I believe it is the same nationwide.

From the pharmacy's perspective, I believe that they are required to report if they are asked to fill an order for over 30 days supply. I am not certain on that point, however.

You may qualify for a sliding fee program to get your prescriptions filled.

smoothoperator
02-10-09, 06:49 PM
My general physician is in Yorba Linda. I saw him in November, again in December (he wrote a 90 day Rx for Ritalin), and I'll see him in February. He said he'll rarely have to see me once I'm stable, so I'm hoping this month will be the last trip in awhile. Contact me if this office isn't too far

elizabethbdn
05-27-09, 12:46 AM
I could not afford to pay my psych anymore and I went to ER in oceanside ca and I explained my situation that i could not afford to pay my psych and I take 20mg of IR 5 times a day and he gave me a 50 day supply which was filled at my local pharmacy, maybe you could go to the ER and try that

rbcoto777
09-09-09, 03:51 PM
Does your doctor pescribe Aderall. Please email me at rbcoto777@gmail.com or call me at 949-842-5931. Let me know his or her name. thx robert