Information for New Patients

Types of Appointments:

  • Psychiatric evaluation “Psych eval”:  This is the first appointment, and it is scheduled for an hour.  It covers a wide variety of topics, including: developmental history, physical health, family and social history, substance use/ abuse, past treatment history, job/ school functioning, multiple areas of emotional health and your concerns. At the end, we may discuss medication options if clinically indicated.  Since these appointments are an hour long, they are only scheduled at specific times (9am, 11am, 1pm Mondays; 10am and 1pm Tuesdays; 9am and 10am on Wednesdays; and 10am on Thursdays).

    • Medication Management “Med check”: These follow-up appointments are about 15-20 minutes long, and we discuss symptoms and any medication changes. They are more frequent in the beginning and when needed.  As long as I am prescribing medication for you, I will need to see you at least every three months. Even though psych eval appointments are often booked out for several weeks, I can generally see existing patients within a day or two.

    • Making an Appointment:

      To make a new patient appointment, please click on the following link It will ask for your demographic and insurance information. Please fill it out completely, submit it, and we will call you within a few business hours to answer your questions and schedule a new patient appointment. If the patient is an adult, he/ she needs to schedule their own appointment. If the patient is under 18, a biological parent or legal guardian must bring them to the first appointment.

      Apppointments with new patients are often complicated by insurance and paperwork issues. To make things go as smoothly as possible, we request that you do several things prior to your appointment:

        • 1. Fax us a copy of your insurance card if possible to help us verify your insurance coverage and get any needed authorizations. Before faxing, please use a copier to increase the size of the card so we can read the numbers.

        • 2. Complete three pages of paperwork (links are below). All patients/their parents must complete a “Patient Intake Form”, "Financial Agreement", and the age-appropriate medical form (either adult or child/adol). If you can fax the forms to us ahead of time, that would be great. Otherwise, bring the competed forms with you to the appointment.

        • 3. Please make sure that you allow enough driving time to arrive at least 15 minutes before the appt. Arriving any later will reduce the evaluation time and possibly delay treatment.
          Patient Intake Form
          Patient Financial Agreement
          Child and Adolescent Medical Form
          Adult Medical Form

      Teacher Evaluation Form
      Office Policies Form
      Notice of Privacy Policies
      Release of Information
      Mood Chart
      Portal Instructions

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