During the intake/assessment appointment, all new patients are seen for a comprehensive 90-minute initial evaluation in order to recommend the best course of treatment for their individual needs and attempt to evaluate potential psychiatric diagnoses. It may take additional appointments to fully ascertain particular diagnoses.
In the interest of providing the best care possible, it may be necessary for Dr. Reed to order certain labs or tests, or to confer with other medical professionals with patient/guardian consent, prior to prescribing certain medications.
Dr. Reed accepts a patient into treatment in an effort to determine whether he or she can benefit from the services available. The evaluation process may take several sessions to determine if Dr. Reed is a good fit for you and vice-versa. If in the opinion of Dr. Reed you are not able to benefit from the treatment she provides, withdrawal will be recommended and other plans discussed.