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.
Technology is also a terrific tool for my patients with the busiest schedules. My Connected Wellness program allows us to use the secure platform VSee or Zoom to have sessions via video chat so that we can stay on track with treatment despite travel or other circumstances that make it difficult to get to the office.
When ready, please contact me by phone or by email to schedule an initial meeting. I look forward to helping you reach your health goals.