Your First Visit: What to Expect
During the initial evaluation/consultation session, I will meet with you to discuss your presenting concerns and whether or not you would like to establish a treatment relationship. The first visit is called an intake. Here we listen and assess your symptoms, then we diagnosis and review a plan.
The first visit is one hour. After this we follow up as needed. These are called follow up appointments and they last 30 minutes. At these visits we assess your current symptoms, sleep, side effect and current stressor.
When necessary, your provider may order labs, sleep studies, or other types of tests such as neuropsychological or psychological testing. Based on your individual goals, we may also discuss diet (including vitamins and supplements, caffeine, alcohol, and other substances), exercise, and how you spend your leisure time.
PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:
Prescription medication bottles
List of the supplements and over-the-counter medications that you take
If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance (excluding weekends and holidays). You will be charged a fee for late cancellations and missed appointments. The only exceptions to this policy are the closing of your school district (or the Burnsville district) due to inclement weather, or your admission to the hospital for any reason. This charge cannot be billed to your insurance company. Services may be terminated for patients who miss or late cancel two or more appointments. We understand that unplanned events may cause you to run a little behind; however, if you arrive more than 10 minutes late to a scheduled appointment, you may be asked to reschedule.