Can Osteopathic Dermatologists prescribe Propecia?

I'm a 24 year old male experiencing Male Pattern Baldness. I've been on Rogine for a year but it has not stopped hair loss. I'm ready to take Propecia. The nearest dermatologist to where I live is an Osteopathic Dermatologist with good reviews. I'm not sure if such doctors prescribe Propecia. Any input on this would be helpful. Also, can all dermatologists diagnose hair loss or is there a specialization that I should be looking for? Please recommend any good dermatologists in Wilmington, NC.

Doctor Answers 4

Hair loss -- PRP, Progesterone, Viviscal, Rogaine, Finesteride, Spironolactone

Dermatologists are well educated and trained in hair loss including types, prevention, and treatment. Some dermatologists are more specialized than others in hair restoration, but all should have a vast knowledge base. The Osteopathic Dermatologist can prescribe Propecia. Best, Dr. Emer


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Propecie Rx

Mds and Osteopaths are both licensed to practice medicine with all priviledges for prescribing medications of all types

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Can a dermatologist treat hair loss?

Dermatologist do have knowledge of hair loss and are able to find the cause for your haibrloss and also prescribe the proper treament including propecia. 

Michael Meshkin, MD
Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Prescribing finasteride

Yes, the osteopathic physician can prescribe. 

Dermatologists are experts in hair, nails and skin. Some practice more skin than hair. But dermatologists have broad knowledge in hair loss. Ideally, a dermatologists specializing in hair loss or a hair restoration physician can likely offer helpful  information.

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