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 Care First/Blue Cross - Blue Shield, Aetna are accepted, Cigna - pending. All other insurance may be used as "Out Of Network" where 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. Please call your insurance company to inquire further about coverage and reimbursement for Telepsychiatry visits. If you are "Out of Network", be sure to ask about your Out of Network Deductible amount and reimbursement percentage.