Virtual care, telehealth and telemedicine are becoming increasingly popular and commonplace options throughout the world. Why? Because it is convenient. There are many barriers facing patients and clients today, including family obligations, full-time jobs, access to the right practitioner within your city, and now we are also facing a global pandemic that requires us to stay home as much as possible. Mental healthcare is more important in our current times than ever before and our aim is to make it easy for you to receive it.
What is telemedicine? Telemedicine is the delivery of health services through technology, usually by telephone or live video conferencing.
How can I be sure that our meetings are private and secure? We are required by law to use a HIPAA-compliant platform to ensure patient’s privacy and security. The platform we use is called WeCounsel, and using it is just as secure as coming into the office for a one-on-one.
What happens in a telehealth consultation with Dr. Dave? As a functional practitioner, Dr. Dave considers client’s entire health history and current symptoms, sometimes recommends lab testing for further information, and provides nutritional and lifestyle counselling and supplement and nutraceutical protocols to treat conditions and symptoms naturally and holistically.
What happens in a telepsychiatry consultation with Dr. Dave? As an integrative psychiatrist, he is licensed to practice medicine in the states of Florida and Virginia. If you are a patient in one of these states and need telepsychiatry services, he will incorporate both functional medicine practices (such as lifestyle modifications and supplement and nutraceutical protocols) and traditional psychiatry, including assessment, diagnosis and prescribing medication or medication management if needed.
What is the difference between your telehealth and telepsychiatry services? The main difference is that Dr. Dave can only provide telepsychiatry, including prescription medication management and psychiatric assessment and evaluations, in the states he is licensed to practice medicine, which are Virginia and Florida. With telehealth consultations he can consult globally, and you receive his expertise in alternative medicine practices, including lab testing, nutritional counselling, lifestyle modifications and supplement and nutraceutical protocols, but he cannot prescribe pharmaceutical medications or give a diagnosis.
What services can you provide through this platform? Telehealth consultations, telepsychiatry consultations, at-home specialized laboratory testing (neurotransmitters, hormones, adrenal function, immune activity, leaky gut), medication management, nutritional and lifestyle counselling, and supplements and nutraceuticals.
How can I make an appointment? Make an appointment by calling the office at 1-800-385-7863 or emailing us at [email protected]. After making an appointment, you will receive an immediate email confirming that appointment and prompting you to create a login and password for our meeting. On the day of your appointment, you will receive another email reminder with a link for our consult. We are looking forward to helping you!