The New Patient Information Form should be printed out and completed prior to the first appointment. Click buttons:
As a psychiatrist, I am a physician who specializes in the treatment of persons with disturbances of moods, thoughts, and behaviors. My general psychiatric training was completed at The Johns Hopkins University and Hospital in 1990. Later work at Hopkins involved specialized training with the elderly and with persons suffering psychiatric complications of neurological disease. Since coming to practice in Delaware I have been employed at various times by Christiana Care and by MeadowWood Behavioral HealthSystem, in addition to private practice. The following is intended to inform you of some details about the psychiatric services I provide, which I am pleased to offer.
Telephone messages may be left for me anytime at (302) 426-9440. My recorded message provides an emergency number (usually 302 540-0177) to contact me (or a psychiatrist who may be covering for me) in an emergency. On weekends and major holidays I do not routinely check the answering machine, so any matters that cannot wait until the next business day should be addressed with use of the emergency number above. You may email information to me (email@example.com) if you wish, but email should not be used for any care-related issue (since I do not check email regularly or when on vacation or out of the office). Please use the telephone method for all questions or concerns related in any way to your care, such as requests for prescriptions or appointment changes. Also, keep in mind that email may not be sufficiently secure to maintain the confidentiality of medical information. In most cases there will be no charge for brief telephone consultation with me, but especially frequent or especially extensive consultations may be subject to a charge.
Insurance companies are increasingly demanding prior authorization of many medications that I prescribe. Until the past few years, these authorizations were required for only a few classes of medication. Now, however, prior authorization is required for numerous medications, and in some cases even for generic versions of these medications. It is not uncommon that a patient’s insurance requires prior authorization for two or three (or more) medications I am prescribing.
Five or fewer minutes: $10
Fifteen to thirty minutes: $45
Thirty to forty-five minutes: $60