COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE: I see patients who are physically located anywhere in Florida ONLY by telemedicine and no longer maintain a physical office. Patients MUST have good wifi internet capability and a relatively recent smart phone (iPhone or Android) to make a good audio/video connection on the HIPAA-compliant telemedicine platform which I use.
Every new patient I see receives a thorough unhurried evaluation to permit development of an appropriate individualized treatment plan. I fully educate patients about their diagnoses and treatment so they may actively participate in their recovery.
An initial evaluation typically requires 90+ minutes and involves obtaining a chronological narrative of the development of the symptoms of concern, any past psychiatric or substance abuse problems, past medical history (major illnesses, surgeries, hospitalizations, immunizations, current medications, medication allergies), family history, and social history; evaluating the current mental status; formulating a diagnosis; and developing a treatment plan.
I evaluate and treat adults, usually age 40 and older, suffering from depression, anxiety, mood swings/bipolar disorder, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit disorder, and mental problems of late life. Because of DEA requirements, temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, for face-to-face visits before prescribing controlled substances, I am not seeing new patients who will likely require controlled substances such as stimulants and benzodiazepines.
As of 2023, I do not contract with any managed care plans, Medicare (see explanation, below), or Medicare Advantage plans. If your insurance has out-of-network benefits, I will assist you in securing any reimbursement to which you are entitled.
If you are covered by traditional Medicare, you will need to download, print, complete your portion on the second page, and return to me by fax, email, or postal mail the following form:
FEE DISCLOSURE FOR ALL PATIENTS
Initial evaluation/consultation, up to 90 minutes $550.00
Followup visit, 20-25 minutes 150.00
Followup visit, 45-50 minutes 250.00
Completion of forms, prior authorizations for medications,
drafting of letters 50.00-150.00
Monday 10-12, 1-5
Tuesday 10-11, 2-5