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.