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Pediatrician Wrote Patient's Mom Birth Control Prescription

Can one doctor's visit kill two birds with one stone? Mamas are quick to clear their schedules when a lil one is sick or due for a checkup, but they aren't always willing to do so for their own health needs.

A friend recently told me about an encounter with her son's pediatrician that left me thinking about how much we try to cram into our schedules. During her 3-year-old son's checkup, she mentioned that she'd been so busy that she hadn't been in to see her own doctor and needed a new birth control prescription. Without missing a beat, the pediatrician wrote one for her. When visiting my own children's doctor for a sick visit, I've had him listen to my chest to see if I needed to schedule an appointment with my physician or if it was clear.

Do you ask your child's pediatrician about your own health issues?

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cheekyredhead cheekyredhead 5 years
There are 12 different specialists in my office and patients/families of ask all the time for all sorts of stuff. Today a lady forgot that she was seeing the cardiologist instead of the podiatrist and asked him to clip her toenails...Let's just say the cardiologist was "way P'O'd" about such a lowly request. Most of the time if it is something as simple as a sore throat most Dr's will help you out with a script. However with BCP's...perhaps one refill and no will have to go see/call your own DR. Pharmacy departments will almost always extend a BCP script for an additional month because the ramifications of going off the pill could be tragic. Other meds...they may give you enough pills to get you by until you can get hold of your Dr for a refill...usually no more than 3 days worth. Just an FYI...almost every pharmacy chain has an online automatic refill option. Once you use it you won't have problems with refills because they call your Dr for you. However....once a DR has been burned by such being such a nice person it ruins it for everyone else.
plclemo plclemo 5 years
I've asked my dd's ped if I should see my own doc about a problem, but I've never asked him for treatment!
pharm_chick pharm_chick 5 years
im 23 and i still go to my pediatrician LOL. i would go to her forever if i could. shes the best doctor
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 5 years
I have, but only because it related to my daughter. At her four-month well check, I was wondering about starting solids, and I also had a rash. If that rash were caused by a food allergy, I would have delayed solids. Based on my talk with her doctor, I went to a dermatologist and got it looked at before starting solids. It wasn't a food allergy. Yay.
Moms Moms 5 years
I've never thought to ask my child's doctor about my own ailments...interesting. I tend to think it's an awkward situation.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 5 years
birth control is often prescribed without check-ups, but almost every type of doctor, so I don't see it being a big deal. My mom always had her random doctor friends writer prescriptions for her even if they were orthopedic surgeons.
runningesq runningesq 5 years
I'm surprised he wrote the Rx ... Isn't part of the reason that birth control requires a scrip is to require/ encourage women to get paps?
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