First Visit

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the time of your first appointment to complete necessary paperwork. Please bring a list of your current medications (if any) and a list of previous mental health treatment and past medications. Our office staff will check the patient’s height, weight, blood pressure and heart rate prior to seeing the doctor.

Children and Adolescents

At your first visit with Dr. Rothbort or Dr. Sullivan, initially the doctor will meet briefly with you, your spouse and child or adolescent to introduce herself and obtain basic biographical information. She will then speak to the parent(s) without the child present for an extended period of time (30min-1 hour). During this time she will listen to your concerns and ask you many questions to better understand the difficulties that you are experiencing. If you do not feel that your child will be able to wait in the waiting room for 30-60 minutes, please tell our office staff at the time of scheduling. In this case, you may be able to divide the initial evaluation in 2 parts at 2 different times or days to minimize waiting time for your child. Alternatively, you can bring another adult with you to take your child out while the doctor meets with his/her parents. After meeting with the parents, the doctor will meet with your child or teen alone. She will ask them many questions to better understand their difficulties. The length of this part will vary depending on the age, insight, and cooperation of the patient. Toward the end of the evaluation, the doctor will meet with the parents or with the parents and teen together to provide the diagnosis and treatment recommendations. The entire evaluation will take 1.5 to 2 hours.

Adults

Adults meet alone with the doctor for 60 minutes. During this time the doctor will listen to your concerns and ask you many questions to better understand the difficulties that you are experiencing. Toward the end of the evaluation, the doctor will explain your diagnosis and treatment recommendations. If medication is recommended, a prescription will be sent to your pharmacy at the conclusion of the evaluation .

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