Thank you for considering trusting me with this component of your overall health and well-being.
I tremendously enjoy the field of Behavioral Health and working with different practitioners and medical specialties. I am a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist. I trained in the Queens/Long Island areas of New York and relocated to Maryland about two years ago.
I evaluate and treat adults for symptoms of Psychotic Disorders, Mood and Anxiety Disorders. I also have experience and training in Geriatric Psychiatry.
I hope that I can help you progress to your optimal self. Based on your needs, we will determine if you will benefit from therapy and/or medications. Depending on the individual, this may happen quickly or may require time and patience. Additionally, I try to stay current with the field's recommendations for ideal care and treatment.
I am personable, patient, empathetic, forthright and have the utmost respect for patient confidentiality. I have almost 11 years of experience and have treated individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences. I have worked in outpatient clinics, university settings, Psychiatric Emergency Rooms and correctional facilities.
I certainly hope that I will be able to help you.
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Ithaca, NY
Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ.
Northwell Health - Zucker Hillside Hospital Psychiatry Residency, Glen Oaks, NY.
Board Certified Adult Psychiatry by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Medical License - Maryland, New Jersey
Free (optional) informal phone consultation – 15 minutes
Initial Psychiatric Evaluation – 50 to 60 minutes
Follow-up appointments or maintenance visits – 30 minutes
Patients are continually evaluated for choice of treatment including extent of therapeutic needs.
At this time, I am only offering Telepsychiatry visits via a HIPPA secure patient portal. Ideally, we are trying to simulate time in an office setting. In order to optimize our appointment, please keep the following checklist in mind:
- Locate a private room or space with no distractions and good internet connectivity.
- Obtain a device with a camera, microphone and a very good internet connection.
- Device options include a Smartphone, I-pad/Tablet, Laptop/Desktop computer.
- Ensure that the device is fully charged or connected to a power outlet during your appointment.
- Secure a pen and paper for notes and questions if needed.
- Sign into the HIPPA secure visit approximately 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
Benefits of Telepsychiatry:
Convenience of no commuting to/from a physician’s office.
Safe and no physical contact during current time of Coronavirus pandemic.
Able to safely talk, see facial expressions, and convey difficulties without a mask.
At this time Aetna, Care First/Blue Cross - Blue Shield, and Cigna are accepted. All patients have the responsibility to call their insurance company to inquire further about coverage details including co-pays,
co-insurance and deductible amounts. If your insurance is not accepted, I am considered as "Out Of Network" and you are fully responsible for all fees. You may submit the bill to your insurance company and be reimbursed for a portion, or all of the fees. It may take up to 4 - 6 weeks for reimbursement.