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For a new patient seeking an evaluation appointment, we ask that the patient fill out a series of psychiatric scales, each of which consists of several different sets of questions depending on the patient's or referring clinician's particular concerns. These scales aid the doctor in determining the type and severity of the clinical difficulty that the patient is experiencing.
These scales can be filled out after arriving in the office or they can be sent by email or mail ahead of time. If the patient waits until arriving at the office, it will require arrival of one hour before the scheduled appointment. If forms are filled out prior to arrival time then only 1/2 hour in advance of the appointment is needed.
After reviewing the completed scales, the clinician will meet with the patient for about an hour. During this interview the patient will share their psychiatric history and current symptoms and concerns. There may also be a urine screen if clinically necessary. Next, the clinician will make his/her diagnosis and offer a treatment plan. Fees for services are available upon request.
If the appointment is for a minor, the initial visit consists of two separate appointments. The first appointment is with the parent or legal guardian for 1/2 an hour. At the end of that appointment the parent will bring home the clinical scales the doctor would like the patient to complete. The second appointment is initially with the minor alone followed with the parent joining, lasting for 1 hour.