Can any doctor write a prescription for compounded medications?

Can any doctor write a prescription for compounded medications?

Doctor and patient discussing over reportsA compounded medication is a drug that is custom formulated for a patient, based on their doctor’s prescription. The compounding pharmacy expert will create an individualized medication according to the prescription to meet the unique health needs of a patient.

American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides safe, proven and effective compounded medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay, Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.


Who can Prescribe Compounded Medications?

For the most part, any doctor can prescribe compounded medications. Most of the prescriptions received at a qualified compounding pharmacy would typically come from Medical Doctors (M.D.), Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) and Naturopathic Doctors (N.D.). However, some of the physicians may have restrictions on what may or may not be prescribed, which can vary from one state to another.

While almost any doctor can write a prescription for a compounded medication, the specialists who increasingly prescribe these custom formulations to their patients include:

  • Dermatologists
  • Pain specialists
  • Podiatrists
  • Endocrinologists (hormone imbalances and other endocrine disorders)
  • Veterinarians
  • Gastroenterologists

Patients can expect to receive safe and effective compounded solutions from an integrative pharmacy that has properly trained and experienced pharmacists to create the right formulations using high quality ingredients.


Discussing with the Doctor

Compounding pharmacy prescriptions are becoming an increasingly important component of many doctors’ practices. However, a few doctors may not realize the advancements in compounded solutions that modern compounding pharmacies are now able to offer. Patients can approach the doctor with the subject of compounding pharmacy treatments, and discuss whether these solutions may be more appropriate in their case.

If the patient already has a prescription for a compounded medication, they can get in touch with a reliable compounding pharmacy that is equipped to provide high quality formulations in precise dosage and form as prescribed by the doctor. If the patient is not aware of a suitable compounding pharmacy, they can begin by asking the physician to recommend one.  

If the physician has prescribed a compounded medication, chances are that they will know where the patient can have the prescription filled in a safe and professional manner. Patients may also review leading pharmacies in their local area by searching online and learn more about them through their official websites.


Choosing the Right Pharmacy

While selecting a compounding pharmacy, the patient should consider whether compounding medications is their main focus area or just a sideline activity. Choosing a dedicated and experienced pharmacy would usually be preferable. The patient may also try to find out whether the pharmacy has professional affiliations with one or more leading authorities in the field of compounding pharmacy.

The patient may ask whether the compounding process, right from prescribing to compounding and labeling through dispensing, is monitored and verified by a licensed pharmacist. They may also try to check whether the pharmacy sources its ingredients from recognized suppliers.

AIP offers both traditional and modern compounding pharmacy solutions, including online prescription refills for convenience, to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay, Orange County, Southern California areas, and all across the country from coast to coast.

For more information on compound medications available or to make an online prescription purchase, please click here or call Toll Free 1-855-247-7948.

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American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.

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