Do you contract with health insurance companies?
We do not hold any insurance contracts. The reason we have chosen to be out-of-network is to allow us to spend the time needed to fully address your concerns. We believe psychiatrists should be able to spend more time with their clients and offer more comprehensive services (beyond just medication management) than current reimbursement rates support. For this reason, we operate as a fee-for-service clinic. This means we are neither in-network with insurance companies nor billing insurance companies for services. Our clients are provided with a detailed “Receipt of Service” document that can be submitted to their insurance companies to seek reimbursement at an out-of-network rate. Payment for services is the sole responsibility of the client and due at the time of service via cash, check, or credit card.
We do not participate with Medicare or Medicaid.
Do you provide genetic testing?
Genetic Testing: We all have variations in our DNA that can influence how we respond to and metabolize medications. Pharmacogenomic testing, a genetic-based laboratory test that analyzes a person’s DNA and matches it with known pharmacology about how medications work, can be very helpful in individualizing your treatment, especially when a client has had a difficult time finding an effective medication or tolerating side effects. We currently offer the GeneSight Psychotropic test that can be done in the office with a simple cheek swab.
Do you treat drug, alcohol, or other addictions?
While we do see patients that have struggled with addictions, active and significant addiction concerns are best treated by providers with sub-specialty training in this area. We do not have providers that focus specifically on addiction medicine and we will refer, when needed, any patient who requires this specialty care
What do you do to promote emotional well-being?
Emotional well-being is a positive sense of well-being that enables an individual to find meaning and happiness, function in society, form strong relationships, and meet the demands of everyday life. Resilience and the ability to bounce back when things do not go as planned is another aspect of emotional well-being. We are invested in helping you understand and develop the disciplines, attitudes, and skills that promote this well-being. There are fundamental lifestyle habits, such as sleep, nutrition, and exercise that greatly affect our sense of well-being and ability to weather difficulties. Similarly, our thoughts, self-talk, even our ability to simply focus our attention to our present situation can profoundly impact our emotional experience. Supportive relationships, our spiritual lives, even the message we hold on “what matters,” are further examples of things that contribute to our emotional well-being and help us cope and recover from setbacks. By understanding these components and identifying areas for growth, we will support you on a journey to enhance emotional well-being.