- Aug 15, 2007
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- Heart of Texas
Here visit was for a sports physical and a checking for flu. Nobody was having a heart attack. Give her the benefit of the doubt and think she probably would have gone across the street to the hospital for anything serious. These facilities have a place in industry...Condemn the whole world because you chose a place that f_ _ ked you over.lavacarancher":16nwqyml said:chippie":16nwqyml said:Yes, they have nurse practitioners. They can write prescriptions. As I said, it is a part of the Memorial Health Care System. The hospital is across the road.
OK, Chippie. Don't want to carry this on but how much do you think they would charge for an real emergency (three broken ribs) and what would you think they would have done about it? And you are right about some of them being part of a bigger network - the one I went to was. I can tell you first hand they charged my insurance a little over $3000 and did absolutely NOTHING except pick up a phone and call an ambulance which transported me to "their" hospital. Ambulance cost - about $1000. Would have been much better off going directly to the hospital emergency room and about $4000 richer. Oh, by the way. Nurse Practitioners can NOT write a prescription for pain killers without a doctors approval.
You went to HEB for medical care???????? Really???? OMG! Did you pick up a dozen eggs while you were there?
Do nurse practitioners need a DEA number in order to write prescriptions?
The short answer to this question in "No". Nurse practitioners must be licensed by their state in order to prescribe but do not need a DEA number. A DEA number is required only to write prescriptions for controlled substances, not for medications like antibiotics.
Although a DEA number may not technically be required to write prescriptions, insurance companies and pharmacies often use the DEA number as a way to identify medical providers. Practicing without a DEA number be a hassle as these entities won't have a systematic way to track things like insurance claims for your patients or prescriptions you write.