Telehealth services offered in Colorado Ohio, Florida, and Massachusetts

Telehealth makes it easy to receive psychiatric care from anywhere with a secure internet connection. At Sound Psychiatry and Wellness, a virtual psychiatry practice that serves Colorado, Florida, Ohio, and Massachusetts, Drew Pittman, PMHNP, offers a wide range of psychiatry services via telehealth, including diagnosis and treatment of depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Call Sound Psychiatry and Wellness today to schedule a telehealth appointment, or book your visit online. 

What is telehealth?

Telehealth, or telepsychiatry, uses modern technology, like smartphones, tablets, and the internet, to securely share mental health information. 

At Sound Psychiatry and Wellness, Drew offers telepsychiatry to people living in Massachusetts and Colorado. He uses a secure virtual platform to provide convenient, accessible, and confidential care. 

Telehealth saves you the stressful and time-consuming trip to the psychiatry office and prevents the potential awkwardness of sitting in a waiting room.

What are the benefits of telehealth?

Telehealth at Sound Psychiatry and Wellness offers various benefits, including:

  • Improved access to mental health care
  • Reduced delays in care
  • Improved continuity of care and follow-up
  • Enhanced feelings of safety, security, and privacy
  • Improved treatment outcomes

Furthermore, telehealth saves you time and money. Meeting with Drew from your home prevents the hassle of finding a babysitter or family care services if you have children or provide care for a loved one. 

What happens during a mental health telepsychiatry appointment?

Drew reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms and lifestyle, including when they first started and if you drink alcohol or use other substances. Answer his questions openly and honestly. Drew isn’t there to judge you, but your responses provide important insights and help guide treatment.

Next, Drew has you fill out a series of psychological questionnaires. He might also order lab tests, such as blood work or urinalysis. Because Sound Psychiatry and Wellness is a telehealth practice, you need to visit a nearby lab facility to undergo these screens.

Last, Drew orders genetic testing. Genetic testing assesses your blood for specific genetic markers. Drew uses this information to determine the type of psychiatric medication that will most benefit you.

After gathering the necessary information, Drew compares your results with the criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). If you have a mental illness, like depression or generalized anxiety disorder, Drew makes personalized treatment recommendations.

What types of mental health conditions does telehealth treat?

At Sound Psychiatry and Wellness, Drew uses telehealth to diagnose and treat various mental health conditions, including:

  • Major depression
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Because Sound Psychiatry and Wellness is a virtual practice, Drew can’t prescribe certain classes of drugs, such as stimulants and benzodiazepines. If necessary, he can refer you to a psychiatric specialist in your area for these medications.

Call Sound Psychiatry and Wellness today to schedule a telehealth appointment, or book your visit online.