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FAQs

Everything You Need to Know

 

What exactly is a PA?

PAs are medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as a patient’s principal healthcare provider. With thousands of hours of medical training and a Master's Degree, PAs are versatile and collaborative. PAs practice in every state and in every medical setting and specialty, improving healthcare access and quality.  In fact, a 2014 study showed that 93% of patients felt that PAs provided "excellent care".

What is telepsychiatry?

Telemedicine is the remote delivery of healthcare through a secure, HIPAA compliant connection.  Mental healthcare is uniquely suited to telemedicine since the physical exam is easily observable even over video.

Telepsychiatry has the benefit of decreasing commute times, allows you to be seen where ever is most comfortable and convenient for you, and has been shown to be just as effective as traditional mental health care.  Some patients even prefer being seen remotely since it allows a little distance which can make sharing personal information more comfortable.

How does this all work?

You can reach out via phone, email, or our patient portal to schedule a complimentary 10-15 minute conversation to see if we're a good fit for your mental healthcare needs.  

After that, we send a link to our patient portal where you can find all the usual consents and forms to complete easily from your computer.  Then you can use our online schedule to choose the appointment that is most convenient for you.

Prior to your appointment, you will be provided a link to the personalized room link.  Just click on the link and you'll be ready to go!

You can check it out more at:  https://doxy.me/patients

Do you only see adults?

Kids are fun, but in order to provide the most specialized care, I only see patients between the ages of 20 & 65 years old.

What are your hours?

So that we can provide flexible, convenient scheduling for patients, we offer a variety of appointment times.  The beauty of online scheduling is that you can see them all and choose which fits your time best.

Are you able to prescribe my medicines?

I will send any prescription medications through our electronic medical record directly to your pharmacy and ensure you have enough refills to last until your next appointment.

The Ryan Haight Act does prevent the prescription of any addictive or controlled substances (such as Xanax, Adderall, or Ambien) via telemedicine.  However, we have countless other options for the treatment of your concerns that are effective and safe.

How do I get labs?

If we decide that blood work will provide additional information, I will provide you a lab slip which you can take to any local lab provider.  I have online access to results done at LabCorp, so for many patients, this is an easy option that almost guarantees results.  However we are happy to accept results you provide from any provider.

Where can I view your practice policies?

All the policies for our practice can be found HERE