What are the costs for services?
Only ComPsych EAP and cash are currently accepted. Sorry, Medicare & Medicaid are not accepted for session payment, but I am now an OPRA provider so both Medicare and Medicaid will cover approved medications.
Office fees could be reimbursable to you, or applied to your deductible, by your insurance company. Please contact your insurer to determine the out-of-network terms & conditions. The NPI number is 1164838348.
Free telephone consultation. Thereafter, prescribing in-person intake appointments are $225 for 90min. Routine prescribing follow-up appointments are $75 for 30min. Prescribing plus therapy sessions are $150 for 60min. Document fees and other administrative fees are variable based on the required time to complete, and are billed at $150 per hour.
Each (non-controlled) prescription will receive two refills for a total three-month supply. A $75, 30-minute follow-up appointment is required every three months, or more frequently if a patient is not yet stabilized on a medication regimen. If a patient is stable and does not want to, or cannot attend the required three-month follow-up sessions, then a prescribing services fee of $75 will be collected instead.
Payment is made at the time of service by cash, check, ACH transfer, Zelle, or by credit, debit, & HSA cards. Sorry, other payment methods are not accepted.
Rescheduled or cancelled appointments require 24-hour notice to avoid a no-show fee. First no-show is free, but is $75 per instance thereafter.
How do I schedule an appointment?
How do I request prescription refills?
Call (646) 875-8659 or email email@example.com. Please include your name, date of birth, medication name, and any change to which pharmacy you use. Please provide at least 48 hours notice for all refill requests, and please ensure that you do not run out of medication before the refill can be submitted to your pharmacy.
Why is a Patient Account recommeded?
There are many administrative, and other tasks which need to be completed by the practice in coordination with the patient. The Patient Account enables you to 1) review, complete, sign, and upload forms, documents & results, 2) complete symptom- and diagnosis-related questionnaires, 3) manage appointments & reminders, 4) participate in telehealth sessions (in-person preferred), and 5) make payments. The patient account enables many administrative and other tasks so that session time can instead be spent maintaining and improving patient progress.
Why is my credit card information collected and stored?
Securely storing a patient's credit card allows for rapid and seamless collection of session, administrative, and no-show fees. Ongoing timely treatment requires a mutually respectful relationship which includes avoiding unpaid balances, and enabling the practice to collect fees as each is due.
Do you make new ADHD diagnoses, or otherwise treat ADHD?
Yes, but ADHD is a disorder, not conditioned behavior. Medications are appropriate for verifiable disorders, whereas extinction therapies are more appropriate for conditioned behaviors. Any pre-existing ADHD diagnosis, and its historical prescribing regimen, will be re-assessed to ensure necessity, appropriateness, safety, and effectiveness. Past neuropsychological testing results, or long-term treatment records from a single provider could help to expedite an ADHD intake. Please note that stimulant, or other controlled substance prescribing will require an agreement to be signed.
Do you prescribe benzodiazepines like Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin?
Yes, benzodiazepines can be safely prescribed for evidence-based, short-term uses. In rare cases, these medications are prescribed long-term at reasonable, safe doses at or below 2mg daily, if appropriate. Patients who are accustomed to high dosing above 2mg daily would be required to taper to lower doses, and to trial alternatives such as blood pressure medications, and other non-controlled, often equally or more effective medications. Please note that benzodiazepine, or other controlled substance prescribing will require an agreement to be signed.
Do you prescribe opiates?
In rare cases, opiates can be prescribed if a patient's physical pain significantly exacerbates psychiatric symptoms. However, physical pain is a medical condition best treated by medical specialists. Please note that opiate, or other controlled substance prescribing will require an agreement to be signed.
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