What to expect at your first appointment
We encourage our patients to bring their family or care takers to the appointments so that their loved ones can be educated on what causes specific conditions as well as what types of treatment will work best and why. Therefore, learn what you need to do to prepare for your doctor’s visit.
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment to fill out the New Patient Packet forms.
General Registration Process
- Please remember to bring your valid driver’s license or valid state I.D. along with your current insurance card. We require this information to authenticate your identity and to keep on file for insurance claims. Any co-pays due for a specialty visit will be collected at this time.
- Once you have completed the forms. patients will be seen by our consultant for comprehensive psychiatric assessment.
Comprehensive Assessment Process
The initial assessment will be a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation that can take roughly 30 – 45 minutes.
Medical records to bring
We encourage our patient’s care giver or family or friend to be present at the initial assessment to complete a comprehensive history. Bring the following medical records information:
- Recent psychiatric discharge summary
- Previous psychiatric evaluation report and progress summary from your therapist and psychiatrist
- Laboratory test results if done in the last 3 months
- Bring your prescription bottle if you are taking any active medication (both psychiatric and medical medication)
- Psychological testing results
- Genetic testing reports on cytochrome P450 ( Liver enzyme gene)
- Reports on CT Head or MRI Head done in last 2 years.
Medication Refill Request
- Refills are given only for patients who have been stable for more than three months.
- We need minimum 10 days notice for all refill requests.
- We don’t give refills for more than three months or 90 days worth of medication.
- Controlled substance medication cannot have refills for more than 30 days.