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Are you currently accepting new patients?

Unfortunately, I am not able to accept new patients at this time, and have decided not to keep an active waitlist. 

Do you take insurance?

I am an "Out of Network" provider for all insurances, which means that I do not accept any insurance plans, and the full payment is due at the time of service. However, I can provide an itemized receipt that you may submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement. 

To find out if your insurance may reimburse you can call your insurance company, and ask if you have out of network benefits, and if you need to meet any deductible for out-of-network benefits before they will reimburse you. This Zencare article provides helpful guidance on how to about this process.

To get a better idea of the actual reimbursement amounts you can ask about the most commonly billed appointment types, associated with the codes listed:

Initial Evaluation Appointments: 90792

Half Hour Medication Management Appointments: 99214 

Hourly Psychotherapy : 99213 + 90836​

For more information on why some people choose to see a psychiatrist or therapist outside of their insurance network, I suggest checking out this well-written Zencare article. In short, some of the reasons include having greater choice in who they work with including factors like cultural or gender preferences, reduced wait times compared to using insurance, and ability to receive combined treatment with medication and therapy from a psychiatrist. 

Is this practice virtual or in-person? Where are you located?

Most appointments are offered via telehealth for residents in the states of Georgia and Massachusetts, where I am licensed. Initial Appointments are virtual.

There are a limited number of appointments available for in-person appointments to my office in Downtown Decatur, Georgia. Address available upon booking appointment.

Do you prescribe controlled medications?

Based on the evaluation and treatment recommendations for each individual patient, I may prescribe certain controlled medications. This is done carefully and often on a limited basis. These medications will not be prescribed at the first appointment. They will require at least one in-person follow up appointment, and then at least one in-person appointment annually.

No controlled medications will be prescribed for patients in Massachusetts, or those in Georgia who are not able to be seen in the office. In certain cases, I may be able to work with your primary care physician to coordinate prescribing of these medications. 

Common examples of controlled medications used in psychiatry are stimulants (like vyvanse, adderall, etc.) and benzodiazepines (ativan, xanax, etc.). If you have questions about how these policies may impact your personal care, please indicate this on your inquiry form, so that we can discuss.

What are your typical hours?

My earliest appointments are typically at 10am on weekdays. In order to accommodate a variety of scheduling preferences, I do offer some appointments in the evenings and on Saturdays. 

However, I am not routinely available to answer calls or messages outside of business hours. If you require urgent medical or psychiatric response, you will need to call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

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