My Services Include

Adult Psychiatric Assessment
Adolescents 14+ Psychiatric Assessment
Medication Management
EMDR
Emotional Freedom Technique

I offer Psychiatric Medication Management for conditions and issues including but not limited to:

I accept the following insurances

Aetna

Beacon Health Plan

Medicare

Tricare

State Health Plan

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NC

United Health Care

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, United Health Care, Aetna, Medicare, TRICARE, State Health Plan, and Beacon Health Plan

I do not require a referral for you to see me.

The current wait time for psychiatric service is between 2 and 7 days.

I will gather sufficient information from you and any available records to decide about an appropriate diagnosis of your condition and then discuss with you an appropriate plan of treatment to bring your symptoms under good control with medication.

Your insurance card; a credit card, if you plan to pay your co-pay with one; the completed forms you downloaded from my website; all the medication that you’re currently taking; all the supplements you are currently taking.

We will discuss the effectiveness of the current medication I have prescribed that you are taking, any side effects which you might be experiencing, and then decide together what changes are reasonable and necessary to further control prominent remaining symptoms.

Subsequent visits for psychiatric care will be approximately 25-30 minutes.

Not initially. Laboratory work may be necessary later to understand metabolic issues which may be affecting your psychiatric care.

Contact me and I will prescribe enough medication for you to last until your next visit.

You will have to reschedule your appointment. If there are subsequent no-shows, you will have to pay a rescheduling fee.

A psychologist went to graduate school, has a PhD, and is trained to do psychological testing and provide psychotherapy. A psychiatrist is a physician who went to medical school, has an MD, completed 4 years of training after medical school in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, and provides medication as well as psychotherapy.

EMDR is a new psychotherapy method which leads to the rapid resolution of stressful emotions. The patient thinks about their problem or some aspect of their problem while moving their eyes back and forth as directed by the therapist.
Emotional Freedom Technique is a new psychotherapy method which resolves stress and painful emotions. Thinking about their problem, as directed by the therapist, the patient gently taps on a sequence of acupressure Meridian points on the face, chest, and hands.

You will have to pay my standard fee for the service you are receiving at the time of the visit.