I enjoy working with patients concerned or suffering with memory or cognitive issues because once empowered with an understanding of what may be happening, they can move forward with their life and live more vibrantly.
Perhaps the hardest part of the evaluation process is the uncertainty and sometimes the long path to receiving information. I partner with each patient to sit with them and understand their unique situation and provide not only a medical explanation but a human one so they can make their own decisions regarding their future fully informed of their options. I engage the entire family where appropriate and work hard to seek a common understanding across all caregivers and loved ones. I will walk you through how I come to my understanding so that it first makes sense to you. This means I will show you what I see on your brain imaging or other testing, empowering you with the knowledge of your own body.
We feel that smaller, underserved communities are often overlooked or overcharged by larger telepsychiatry companies looking to grow their business quickly. We know that one-size-fits-all telepsychiatry does not work. As a result, we decided to launch Avicenna Telepsychiatry by collaborating with healthcare organizations in rural states, starting with Montana, working with local partners to assess and overcome regional barriers to care. Rural states like Montana, Wyoming and Alaska consistently post the worst suicide rates in the US. This health disparity needs to be eliminated. Vulnerable populations, including military Veterans and Native American communities, are disproportionately affected.
Avicenna Telepsychiatry was created in 2019 by three passionate psychiatrists who believe that every community deserves access to great psychiatric care.