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Question 1. What can a Psychiatrist do for me?

A Psychiatrist is a certified medical professional that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of mental illness and psychological problems.  A Psychiatrist has completed medical school, in addition to at least four years of training in the field.  Psychiatrists are not only trained to diagnose and manage mental illness, but are also adept at providing psychotherapy.  Certain specializations within Psychiatry require additional years of training and qualification.  Within the profession, each Psychiatrist has specific areas of interest and specialization but has the skills to provide treatment from multiple approaches.

Question 2. What can a Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner do for me?

A Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is a board certified masters prepared nurse that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of mental illness and psychological problems.  A Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner has completed an accredited Masters Degree Program and in Nebraska is required to be board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioners are not only trained to diagnose and manage mental illness, but are also adept at providing psychotherapy.

Question 3. What will happen during my first appointment?

We will meet with you for an extensive interview and psychiatric evaluation in which we will gather some information such as your history, symptoms, and family dynamics.  Within this first session together, we will then determine the best plan of action to move forward.

Question 4. Will my treatment be kept confidential?

We will not reveal any information regarding what happens within the work that we do together unless you have signed the Authorization to Disclose Information form.  In the instance that you are in danger of harming yourself or another, then we are obligated by law to notify the authorities of this.

Question 5. Will the cost of my treatment be covered by my insurance plan?

Depending on what type of insurance provider you are currently using, coverage for our services will vary.  You will need to contact your insurance provider to determine benefits.  We take payments at the beginning of each session, and take cash, checks, and all major credit cards.

Question 6. How long will my treatment last?

There are no precise determinations that we can make regarding the length of your treatment.  Generally speaking, the longer you have had your mental illness not medically acknowledged, the longer the treatment will take.  Certain conditions do not require a lot of time to treat, and others considerably more.  Certain mental illnesses require just a couple of visits, and others require life long maintenance.  We believe that you should seek treatment as soon as possible, for the best outcome.

Question 7. What if I have an emergency or an urgent situation come up?

If you find yourself in the midst of an emergency, please immediately call 9-1-1 or you can reach our covering physician via our answering service at 402-473-1913.  If you have an urgent situation, call our office, and we will see you as soon as we can.

Question 8. What if I want a copy of my treatment record?

Mental health and substance abuse information is considered very especially sensitive with it comes to privacy.  Your health care provider may limit certain aspects of your clinical record if it's deamed in your best interest according to privacy laws.  Request for medical information by the patient will be provided in a summary fashion.