Patients thinking about seeing a psychiatrist often assume that deciding to schedule an initial appointment means that they will have to take medications.
- However, the first appointment with me is an evaluation, a thorough and holistic review of symptoms, history, and overall life functioning to determine the cause of the problem followed by working collaboratively to establish an integrated treatment plan.
- I couple my experience and expertise with your preferences to make a plan that is suited to your goals. It will be based on proven methods but catered to your individual needs.
If I think medications can be helpful, I will make that recommendation but the decision about what to do is yours alone.
- I will go over the pros and cons and carefully review for you all of the potential effects and side effects.
- With drug companies putting commercials on TV and a seemingly endless amount of information about psychiatry on the web (much of it contradictory!), there is a staggering amount of information and misinformation available.
I specialize in cutting through the noise and presenting the proven state-of-the-art treatments in a way that is easy to understand. I also believe in integrating nutrition, exercise, supplements, and behavioral interventions to establish a comprehensive treatment plan.