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    can family doctor prescribe lithium and quetiapine?

    hello everyone, please excuse my english but i am from argentina, southamerica. my husband and are migrating to canada with a skilled work visa. i have bipolar disorder and take 300mg of quetiapine and 900mg of lithium per day. i am worried cause i've been looking for info about the OHIP (omtario health insurance) and found that having a apointment with a specialist, a psychiatrist can take many months. i will be traveling medication for 3 months. the people's department lady from the canadian company that's hiring my husband called a pharmacy and they told her the medication i take can be prescribed by my family doctor. is this correct? i also will be bringing a detailed inform of my bp from my pshyquiatrist in argentina. thank you so much!

    #2
    Hi Camila,

    The pharmacist is correct, this medication can be prescribed by your family doctor. There is always a lengthy wait to see a specialist. Welcome to Canada.

    Mocha231

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      #3
      Mocha231, thank you so much for your prompt response and helpful information. cant wait to arrive to your beautiful country

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        #4
        You are very welcome. Have a lovely day,

        Mocha231

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          #5
          Welcome to Canada Camila! Any Canadian family physician (they have to be licensed in Canada) can write a prescription for those medications. From your post I gather you are bringing three months worth of medication with you. You can also have your pharmacy give you a record of your medication as well. It may come in handy.
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          AJ

          Humans punish themselves endlessly
          for not being what they believe they should be.
          -Don Miguel Ruiz-

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            #6
            We are happy to welcome you to Canada. I want to add to the answers above that taking your medical card with you is better. This way, the doctor will trace your entire medical history and ensure that you need these medications.
            My friend, who was collecting blood samples in a private clinic in Canada for a year, told me about this. She got a job after taking these courses — https://phlebotomynearyou.com/phlebotomy-classes-online/.
            They often had situations where patients came to them without a medical history, and the doctor could not prescribe high-quality treatment.
            ridosken
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            Last edited by ridosken; October 15, 2021, 06:35 AM.

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              #7
              A previous medical record, and an evaluation by your new family doctor in Canada are a good place to start.
              AJ

              Humans punish themselves endlessly
              for not being what they believe they should be.
              -Don Miguel Ruiz-

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