A psychiatric consultation is a comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluation of the psychological, biological, medical and social causes of emotional distress.
A psychiatric consultation is limited to a maximum of three visits with Dr. Baez with the goal of reaching a diagnosis and provide treatment recommendations. The consultation includes the gathering of clinical history, review of records, completion of surveys and questionnaires by the patient before and after the first session, laboratory testing as well as collateral information from other treating providers or family members with the patient’s consent.
The primary goals of a psychiatric consultation are to rule out or confirm mental health disorders, provide treatment recommendations and new perspectives and hope for the future of the patient.
Dr. Baez when acting in her capacity as a consultant will formulate her opinion in regards to current treatment or alternatives taking into consideration benefits and risks once history, records, labs and clinical presentation are reviewed.
Dr. Baez has been providing psychiatric consultations for longer than fifteen years to the Board of Medicine, Department of Health and other individuals or entities. Dr. Baez received her Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Santo Domingo in 1990. She then completed her psychiatric residency training at Wake Forest University in 1999, followed by a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of Miami. She is Board-Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.
A psychiatric consultation includes the following:
- Two 60 minute sessions with Dr. Baez
- Review of records up to fifty pages and clinical documents completed
- Speaking with previous care providers or family members if clinically necessary
- Staff coordination
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