Evidence shows that telemedicine is an effective way to get accurate diagnoses and effective psychiatric treatment. At Insight Psychiatric Services, PA, board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner Kevin Joseph, DNP, PMHNP-BC, offers telemedicine to give you outstanding quality psychiatric care in the privacy of your own home. Because visits are handled through the internet, you attend your appointments from anywhere in Florida. Call the Sunrise, Florida, office now or book your visit with Dr. Joseph through online scheduling.

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What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is medical care using modern electronic technology. You meet Dr. Joseph virtually during telemedicine appointments using your smartphone, tablet, or computer. You don’t have to leave home.

You’ll communicate with Dr. Joseph in real time. So the only difference between telemedicine and traditional psychiatric care is that you’re not physically in the same room.

The American Psychiatric Association, PA, recognizes telepsychiatry as a highly effective treatment choice. It matches in-person psychiatric care’s diagnostic accuracy, treatment effectiveness, patient satisfaction, and patient privacy.

Insight Psychiatric Services, PA, offers psychiatric care in the Sunrise office. But telemedicine is an alternative way to be evaluated, diagnosed, and treated.

What issues can telemedicine diagnose and treat?

Telemedicine is an increasingly common way to get many kinds of medical care today. From primary care providers to psychiatry specialists like Dr. Joseph, telemedicine can be convenient and effective in diagnosing and treating many conditions.

At Insight Psychiatric Services, PA, the conditions and issues often managed through telemedicine include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Chronic stress
  • Insomnia
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Telemedicine can also be quite an effective conduit for treating other mental, behavioral, developmental, and neurological conditions. Studies show that telemedicine is convenient for treating depression, ADHD, and PTSD.

Can I get medication management through telemedicine?

Yes. Insight Psychiatric Services, PA, offers comprehensive psychiatric services through telemedicine, including time-limited psychotherapy and medication management. Your first visit is a 60-minute evaluation.

Following your evaluation, Dr. Joseph explains your diagnosis and recommends the treatment approach that will best help you. He could recommend psychotherapy and medication like antidepressants, mood stabilizers, or other prescription drugs.

Your medication management appointments are half-hour visits with Dr. Joseph. During those appointments, you’ll update your medication refills, and Dr. Joseph can change your medication or dosage if needed.

You can attend telemedicine appointments anywhere in Florida, so it’s very convenient to get high-quality psychiatric care in a way that works for you. To learn more about telemedicine at Insight Psychiatric Services, PA, call the office now or book your appointment online.