General FAQs

What should I expect at my first appointment?


The new patient intake appointment involves an initial assessment that lasts about an hour. During this session, your psychiatrist performs a comprehensive evaluation of your mental health. This includes obtaining a complete history of your presenting symptoms, psychiatric history, any current or previous medications and how well you tolerated them, substance use history, medical [...]

What should I expect at my first appointment?2019-01-30T21:50:23-05:00

How long are appointments?


We believe in allowing adequate time needed for proper evaluation and treatment of our patients. New Patient Intake – 1 hour Follow-up Medication Management – 30 mins

How long are appointments?2018-08-31T20:16:40-04:00

Do you prescribe all psychiatric medications?


We strive to limit the use of addictive medications such as benzodiazepines. These are controlled substances that should be used infrequently and for a limited period of time due to potential risks. Therefore please note that we do not: Prescribe high doses or high amounts of benzodiazepines (including Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Valium, etc). Prescribe [...]

Do you prescribe all psychiatric medications?2019-01-30T21:53:03-05:00

How do I submit a claim with my insurance company?


We recommend submitting a claim to your insurance company if we don’t accept your insurance, you pay out of pocket and you have out-of-network benefits. Many patients get a sizable reimbursement or have the costs paid counted towards their deductible. Start by going to your insurance company's website. Find the form associated with Out-of-Network [...]

How do I submit a claim with my insurance company?2019-01-10T19:58:27-05:00

Can you provide letter for FMLA, Disability or excused school absence?


I can only complete supportive documentation on your behalf for medical leave, excused absence from school, or other reasons if you have been my patient for at least six (6) months and I have seen you a minimum of 5 times (including initial evaluation and routine follow up appointments) as well as managed your [...]

Can you provide letter for FMLA, Disability or excused school absence?2018-08-31T20:23:24-04:00

What is the difference between a Psychiatrist and a Therapist?


A Psychiatrist is a licensed physician (medical doctor) that specializes in the field of Psychiatry, which focuses on the diagnoses, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional, behavioral disorders, as well as substance use disorders. They can prescribe medications when treatment with medication is necessary and ongoing medication management. A therapist may be a licensed [...]

What is the difference between a Psychiatrist and a Therapist?2019-01-31T00:14:52-05:00
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