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Rattina89

Accutane doesn't have to be prescribed by a dermatologist

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I got it prescribed by a Nurse Practitioner. I am under my university's health insurance and I go to the school's clinic. I've read over and over on these boards that only dermatologists can prescribe Accutane, but maybe because it's a university they make exceptions? :think:

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I'm not sure about other countries, but in the US the prescriber (family physician, dermatologist, nurse practitioner) has to be enrolled with iPledge. The system is a pain in the butt to deal with which is why I'm assuming it's mostly dermatologists that are enrolled, but yea, other doctors can enroll as well.

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can buy it over the counter here :)

but if you want it for free (ie under your insurance), it has to be prescribed by a dr... any dr. will do, doesn't need to be a derm.

in fact there are no derms in the entire country LOL, if i want to see a derm i was told to 'take a flight to germany or UK' haha

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Rattina Hi!

My physicians assistant (i guess thats the same as a nurse assistant) is the one who prescribed me accutane. So far everythings working like how everyones been blogging! I saw 2 dermatologist prior and nothing worked! I also wanted another opinion and the PA was the one who encouraged me to try accutane. Im still waiting for the results, but if it makes you feel any better I think the nurse assistant is ok.

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