New patients are always welcome. If you would like to make an appointment please call me. I am often able to get a new patient scheduled within a week.
A new patient appointment usually takes about an hour, and a follow up appointment is typically 30 minutes. During the appointment, we will discuss your concerns and together determine the best treatment plan. I mainly provide medication management and education, but may intermittently provide supportive therapy as well. If necessary, I will refer to a qualified community therapist.
INSURANCE AND FEES
I ask that you provide me with your insurance information when or soon after you schedule your appointment. I will try to verify your insurance coverage and find out your copay and/or coinsurance before you come to see me. This is done as a courtesy to the patient, but it is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to know the details of the insurance plan and to pay charges not covered by insurance. I expect co-pays and co-insurance to be paid at the beginning of each appointment. I accept all credit cards.
If you do not have insurance, I do offer a cash fee schedule for uninsured patients. Please give me a call to discuss my charges, which will be collected at the beginning of the visit.
Once you have scheduled an appointment I will email you paperwork to fill out in advance of our visit, and we will go over it when we first meet.
I perform a psychiatric assessment at our initial visit to determine a diagnosis and provide the proper treatment. I do not complete evaluations for disability claims nor those that are court ordered as part of a legal case.
Psychological evaluations are important assessments that utilize different tools to test an individual for things such as learning disabilities or autism. Note that these types of evaluations are completed by a licensed psychologist and not performed in this practice.