Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I make an Appointment?

    Please call Dr. O’Reardon and leave your contact information and the best times to reach you at. Dr. O’Reardon or his assistant will call you back to talk to you about your situation and to set up an appointment with you directly. You can reach Dr. O’Reardon at (856) 375-2406. You may also e-mail him from his website: www.johnoreardonmd.com Just go to the contact page on the website and send an e-mail.

  • What happens at the first appointment?

    Your appointment will be for 90 minutes. This leaves ample time for Dr. O’Reardon to explore your situation with you in depth and decide with you what is the best approach going forwards. Dr. O’Reardon will take a thorough medical and psychiatric history, evaluate your problems and concerns, and discuss the pros and cons of a range of treatment options that are appropriate to your situation.
    After the first appointment the doctor may also decide to gather further information such as input from other doctors that have seen you previously or the results of lab tests. Treatment plans may comprise medications, psychotherapy or neuromodulation approaches (TMS) or all three. There will be liaison between Dr. O’Reardon and your primary care doctor and specialists you see, as needed. This means that a full medical team is working in unison to optimize your care.

  • What happens at subsequent appointments?

    Dr. O’Reardon will meet with you for 30 minutes. You and he will review progress to determine if the current treatment approach is working. The efficacy of medications and any side effects will be carefully reviewed. Efficacy of psychotherapy will be evaluated. Follow up appointments are usually monthly. If things are less stable they may be more frequent than that, perhaps weekly or biweekly. If the problems are quite stable the frequency of appointments may drop to every two to three months.

  • Can I use my insurance?

    Dr. O’Reardon’s practice is self-pay only. He is out of network for insurance plans including Medicare. If you wish to get reimbursement you can submit documentation to get your “out of network” benefits. The “out of network” benefit can range from 50% to 80% meaning that a large portion of the fee will be covered. Check with your insurance plan to find out what your “out of network” benefits are. The practice will provide you the documentation you need to submit for your “out of network” benefits. At the time of service payment by cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) is required.

  • What is the cancellation policy?

    Failure to cancel an appointment more than 24 hours ahead of time means that another patient does not now have the opportunity to fill that time slot. For all appointment no shows or late cancellations a fee of $100 is levied.

  • Where can I park?

    There is ample parking at The Pavilions.

  • What should I do in the case of an emergency?

    You should call 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency room. If is out of hours and the problem CANNOT wait until the follow morning please call Dr. O’Reardon at 856-375-2406.