SHOULD I SEE A PSYCHIATRIST?
Marked changes in mood, anxiety, and energy level as well as problems with sleep, appetite, focus, and distressing thoughts are common issues that might lead someone to seek mental health treatment. The decision of whether to see a psychiatrist or seek another form of help can be confusing and overwhelming. Many different types of providers may offer psychotherapy of various sorts, but only a psychiatrist is a medical doctor who is qualified to conduct a medical evaluation and prescribe medications (if indicated) in addition to psychotherapy. For all patients, a through medical evaluation is crucial, as emotional symptoms can sometimes be a product of an underlying medical issue and require careful assessment, labs, and/or other studies to rule these conditions out. Endocrine, gastrointestinal, hematological, and even vitamin deficiencies are a few examples of medical conditions than can cause or exacerbate psychiatric symptoms. Additionally, people with untreated mental illness are far more likely to suffer physical illnesses. A mental health provider who is not medically trained may not be able to detect the difference, and is not qualified to order the appropriate labs or studies to rule these conditions out. A psychiatrist has the highest level of mental health training, experience, and credentials to safely evaluate the appropriateness of prescribing and effectively managing psychotropic medications.
COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED
Social Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Impulse Control Disorders
Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Acute Stress Disorder
Psychiatric illness during pregnancy and postpartum
Psychiatric illness in women during periods of hormonal transition
Payment and Insurance
Dr. Furuta is not an in-network provider for any insurance at this time and is not a Medicare or Medical provider.
Fees must be paid in full at the time of service. A detailed receipt (a.k.a. "superbill") can then be provided which patients may submit to their insurance company or health savings account for direct reimbursement. Many patients have a 'PPO' or similar plan and are able to get significant reimbursement back by submitting the superbill to their insurance provider. Please note that individual plans vary widely and it is recommended that patients check with their insurance plan to obtain specific information about services covered, deductibles, and reimbursement options.
Cash, check, and all major credit cards are acceptable methods of payment.
Please call the office for current fees and availability
|Type of Service||Time||CPT Code|
|Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation
with medication management
|One-Time Psychiatric Consultation
Diagnostic evaluation and medication
Recommendations with Report
Sent to Referring Provider
|Medication Management Follow up
With Brief Psychotherapy
|Full Psychotherapy session
With Medication Management
|Family or Couples Therapy||50-60 min||90847|