Meeting with a patient for the first time, my goal is to listen carefully to what brings them to seek psychiatric treatment.
New patient appointments are scheduled for one hour to enable each new patient adequate time to describe his/her current situation, past history, medical history, family history, and their goals for treatment. Follow-up appointments are flexible.
As a psychiatrist, I am qualified to provide a comprehensive evaluation of each patient’s medical, psychological, and social conditions. And as a medical doctor, am licensed to prescribe medications to my patients.
I am familiar with many non-pharmacologic treatments including relaxation exercises, psychological therapies and psycho-social treatments which effectively treat psychiatric conditions. I often work with patients who are seeing a therapist or participate in group therapy.
Psychotherapists and social workers often refer patients to me because I work collaboratively with them to provide medication management with sensitivity to the psychological and social issues.
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