Can an ophthalmologist write prescriptions?

Answer As a licensed medical doctor, an ophthalmologist, or eye M.D., can legally write prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses. Ophthalmologists can also diagnose eye-related diseases and prescr... Read More »

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Can a chiropractor write prescriptions?

No, a chiropractor cannot legally write a prescription for a patient. A chiropractor can suggest over-the-counter medicines to his patients, but these types of medicines can be attained without a p... Read More »

Can a podiatrist write prescriptions?

Podiatrists can write prescriptions. They go through four years of medical school, then spend time learning their specialty. They are given the right to write prescriptions as any other doctor can.... Read More »

Can physical therapists write out prescriptions?

A physical therapist does not hold the necessary medical license to prescribe medications. Physical therapists can make pharmaceutical drug recommendations to the patient's doctor, though the thera... Read More »

Can an orthopedic surgeon write prescriptions?

As physicians, orthopedic surgeons can write prescriptions for drugs. For example, they often prescribe strong pain medications. Because such drugs can have adverse effects and carry a significant ... Read More »