I know some states don't give prescription writing authority to NPs, but in the states that do, I was wondering if NPs can write their own prescriptions and order their own blood tests?
I don't mean for controlled substances, like morphine or something-
But, I have a thyroid condition and I was wondering if someday- when I'm an NP- I will have the ability to order my own TSH tests and write my own prescription for Armour?
I always have to rely on the whim of whatever doc I have to order the tests I want done. It took forever for me to get the dx of hypothyroidism. It would be nice to have the ability to order what I want done.
Oct 12, '07
So.. I couldnt even prescribe thyroid hormone for myself?? That's kind of silly. I'm sure my provider would work with me though to order the tests I want and prescribe what I want for my thyroid. It's been so crappy trying to regulate my dosage. Some doctors have been dosing according to my symtoms, others only do it according to TSH. TSH is bunk, I believe.
Last edit by sirI on Oct 12, '07
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