Hi all. I may need to switch doctors soon due to a move to continue my graduate education. i havent had a change of doctor since i started taking adderrall and i was wondering if people tend to have a problem staying onthe same prescription when they change doctors. I know a lot of doctors dont like prescribing it and id really like to avoid doing a bunch of psych evaluations. also, i dont know if this will pose a problem or if it would even show up on my medical record but my current doctor didnt do a formal psych evaluation. He just talked to me about my symptoms and then wrote the [rescription. I have had an evaluation done but it was back in early high school (im 28 now) so i dont know if those records would even be avilable (took the adderrall back in high school, was off it for years and then started again when i began grad school). Thanks!
Welcome to A2A, aehenderson.It's very much up to the new doctor. Traditionally, you choose a new doctor and then ask the old doctor to send on your medical records, and the old doctor sits down and writes the new doctor a letter summarising your present state of health and current medications. I don't know how often that happens now - most people probably just tell the new doctor what they are on, and it is up to the new doctor whether he/she wants to get you re-evaluated. It's not a legal requirement, at least not where I am - doctors are assumed to have the professional skills and responsibility to prescribe as they see fit.If you have any choice in the new doctor, of course one of the factors would be how sympathetic he/she is to your condition.