What is Telepsychiatry?
Telepsychiatry is a means of meeting with a patient when the patient or the provider are not currently in the same location. It is NOT conducted over a medium such as Skype because it needs to be done over a website that is HIPAA compliant and Skype is not HIPAA compliant. Both the patient and the provider agree to meet at a specified time for an appointment and they both sign onto a secure website that is given to the patient by the provider. Both parties are able to see and hear one another through their computers or smart phones/tablets. There is no special equipment that is needed.
Please note that the patient must be a resident of the State where the provider is licensed. In my case, if you are a resident of FL, AZ,or VA then we can meet via telepsychiatry regardless of where you are located during the time of the session.
I offer telepsychiatry services with my patients utilizing a venue that is HIPPA protected and secured. This affords me the option of being able to provide ongoing psychotherapy and medication management to anyone who is a resident of FL, AZ, or VA, regardless of where they are located. For example, many patients live in FL for 6 months of the year and the other 6 months they reside elsewhere. I am able to continue seeing them via Telepsychiatry with no difficulties. I currently have a DEA # in the States of Virginia and Florida for controlled substances Schedule II-V.
ADHD/ADD: I am licensed in VA and FL to prescribe controlled substances (Schedule II medications) for ADHD and ADD to both children and adults.