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If my therapist suggested I try Wellbutrin, what type of doctor

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If my therapist suggested I try Wellbutrin, what type of doctor will prescribe? My primary care doctor will not be covered by my insurance if he prescribes.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Kelley replied 7 years ago.

Hi,

 

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You need to make an appointment with a psychiatrist. I would suggest you call the back of your insurnace card and find out who is covered in your are. I would then ask your therapist which psychiatrist they recommend. I hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist anymore.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Are psychiatrists the only doctors in the psychology medical field that can prescribe?

Expert:  Kelley replied 7 years ago.
Yes they are, they are the only MD's. A nurse practitioner can also prescribe and you can sometimes find them working in mental health clinics.
Kelley and 3 other Mental Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Kelley replied 7 years ago.

Best wishes!

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