Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the time of your first appointment to complete the necessary paperwork. Please bring a list of your current medications (if any) and a list of previous mental health treatments 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 the doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant will meet with you and your spouse and child or adolescent to introduce herself and obtain basic biographical information.She will then speak to the parent(s) without your child present for an extended period of time. During this time, she will listen to your concerns and ask you many questions to better understand the difficulties 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 at the time of scheduling. In this case, you may be able to divide the initial evaluation into 2 parts at 2 different times or days to minimize waiting time for your child. Finally, the doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant will meet with the parents or with the parents and teen together to provide the diagnosis and treatment recommendations. The entire evaluation will take up to 2 hours.
Adults meet alone with the doctor for 60 minutes. During this time the doctor, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant 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, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant 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.