My 5 year old DD has a nut allergy and has an Epipen prescibed by her allergist. It is due to expire at end of month, so I rang his offices and they said to just get the GP to prescribe it.
Anyhoo, we have recently moved to a country town and are in the process of getting a new GP up here ,DS already goes to him, but DD has never been.
Will the new GP prescribe the Epipen even though he doesnt know her from a bar of soap? The old GP is willing to transfer her records but is going to charge me $90 to do it! The allergist, whom I personally do not like (has an awful bedside manner with kids and parents!) is not interested in writing the Rx and posting it to us as she is not due for an appointment til later in the year
Anyone been in this situation before?
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16-04-2012 10:42 #1
Will a new GP prescribe a repeat Epipen for DD?
16-04-2012 10:45 #2
Take in the old epipen and you should be right. I can't believe they will charge $90 to transfer files! I thought it was all done electronically.
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I went to a new GP after struggling with the old one who had prescribed DS *one* epi pen. I explained to the new GP that the old GP prescribed one and it was a pain in the bum etc and he told me to go back to the old GP and ask for the authority or something so he could do it. A couple of weeks later I went back and said "I need a script for DS, his epi pen is about to run out" and he just called for the authority and gave it to us!!
Moral of the story - just ask for a script, don't explain anything lol.
16-04-2012 11:00 #4
My local chemist will give an epipen without a prescription, so I don't think you should have too much trouble getting a new GP to prescribe, just take the old one in. Do you have any reports from the allergist regarding an anaphylactic reaction?
16-04-2012 11:14 #5
Thanks for your responses
I've booked her in with the new GP and we'll take along the Epipen and hopefully he will do a new script for us.
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