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Talking to doctor

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Barked: Mon Apr 1, '13 12:23pm PST 
So I have had a service dog for years, but have never had to have proof from a doctor. The university I attend and local bus services have never had a problem with me havin her and have never requested info. How do you approach a doc for a prescription? My doctor is a little old fashion and I'm worried he will say no, so is there an easy way to ask and be successful in getting the ok? I don't usual bring my girl with me to visits since I have had altercations with "fake" service dogs and people not keeping her hands off her even though she is clearly marked on her vest. its just too much of a hassle in the hospital ( it stresses me out more than anything).

Oh and she is a headache/ seizure dog.
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Isaac

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Barked: Tue Apr 2, '13 6:56am PST 
Why do you need a prescription for your dog from your doctor? Just curious.

Anyway, I would just say, "Doc, I have this service dog that does X, Y, and Z for me. I need something in writing from you that says A, B, and C." I would hand him a piece of paper that says exactly what I need him to write in the prescription. "I need that because blah, blah, blah. Thanks for your help."
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Cheyenne- Starr

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Barked: Tue Apr 2, '13 7:05am PST 
I was worried about telling my doctor about Cheyenne also. I have been diagnosed with intractable migraines since 2003. My doctor is older and kinda "old fashioned", but she was literally excited when I told her about what Cheyenne can do for me! I have had the same neurologist for 10 years, so she knows what I have been through and is very supportive of me having Cheyenne. Just ask your Doctor... You might be surprised! dog walk
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Barked: Tue Apr 2, '13 1:30pm PST 
I asked my doctor and he blew up at me. Apparently he doesn't like service dogs for any reason. I will be findin a new neurologist anyways so I guess I'll just ask again in the future. I really don't need a note, I was just makin sure I had everything in hand just in case I ever needed it.
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