Helpful Information About Dr. Melissa Quinn
Keep reading for questions and answers on the following topics:
- Scheduling & Rescheduling
Yes, psychiatrists can diagnose mental illness. However, therapy may be referred to a different qualified professional.
Yes, psychiatrists can prescribe medication for diagnosed conditions
In certain cases, it is absolutely possible to manage your attention or behavioral disorder without medication. As an integrative and holistic psychiatrist, I seek to create a treatment plan that utilizes natural supplements and methods before turning to conventional medications. In some situations, medications may be unnecessary or at least a minimal part of a patient’s treatment plan.
Integrative method is an approach to medical treatment that integrates holistic, alternative supplements and practices with conventional medication. For example, I might prescribe natural supplements and lifestyle changes to a patient together with a prescription, instead of prescribing medication alone.
n order to receive refills of medications, you are responsible to make an appointment to see me in person at least once every other month. Please anticipate any refill needs and discuss it during the office visit. Calling in a refill rather than having an in person appointment is considered a courtesy and is not guaranteed. Requests for refills may take up to 72 hours and are not done on weekends or holidays.
Patients on medication are responsible for getting blood work done every six months to a year depending on which medication they are on. Some medications require more frequent testing.I will provide you with a lab slip to have bloodwork done.
It is your responsibility to notify Dr Quinn immediately of any side effects of your medication.
A deposit is taken over the phone to secure our first appointment. Payment is due at the conclusion of every session.
I am not a contracted provider with any insurance companies or medi-cal. Check your health insurance coverage for Out-of-Network outpatient mental health care to determine your possible reimbursement. Services are not rendered on the basis that your insurance company will reimburse you. If requested, I will provide you with an insurance statement with the appropriate billing and diagnostic codes that you can use to submit to insurance.
Scheduling & Rescheduling
- Failure to provide 48-hour notice and missed appointments will be billed at full fee.
- Patients not seen for over 3 months or have missed 2 consecutive appointments will need to be seen for a re-evaluation before medications can be refilled.
- Frequent cancellations and/or missed appointments could result in discontinuation of treatment.
Please call at least 48-hours in advance to reschedule. Cancellations or reschedules with less than 48 hours notice will be billed at full fee.
Yes. All in-person, telephone, and video appointments are 100% confidential. No information will be released without your consent, with the following exception: I am required by law to report suspected child or elder abuse, domestic violence, and take action when a patient is considered to be a danger to themselves or others.
Please also note that email is not a confidential means of communication. I cannot guarantee that I will receive your email messages or be able to respond promptly. Please avoid communicating any confidential or personal information via email.