Dr. Flynn both prescribes medications, and works with those not wishing to use medications. Prior to the first appointment, please be sure to review whether or not you are on medications with Dr. Flynn. She may need to speak with a prior doctor prior to prescribing medications for a new patient.
DR. FLYNN PROVIDES PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGICAL SERVICES, AND FOCUS ON DETAILED, DIRECT AND SUPPORTIVE TREATMENT.
The first appointment is a 60 minute visit where Dr. Flynn will review your past medical, psychiatric and social history, as well as do a detailed review of what brought you to treatment. If applicable and with permission, Dr. Flynn would ideally review any recent laboratory testing you may have had. Dr. Flynn generally prefers to communicate with your therapist, as well as your other treating physicians. You may be asked to sign a release of information at a first visit if applicable.
Dr. Flynn deals broadly with psychiatric issues including ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction and Personality Disorders, as well as with patients who cope with chronic medical illness. Some brief, supportive therapy naturally becomes a part of that. If a patient is looking for more in depth psychotherapy, Dr. Flynn can provide patients with referrals to trusted colleagues.
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Dr. Flynn takes patient privacy and confidentiality very seriously. In addition to the laws that govern medical privacy, there are important things patients should know. Patient information of any kind will never be released to anyone without a patient’s prior knowledge and written consent, except in the case of a true life-threatening emergency, or as required by law.
If a patient wishes to file with their insurer, some information disclosure is required for that process, including diagnosis. Additionally, for some drugs that require prior authorization for payment by insurers, diagnosis and medication history may be required.
In many cases collaborating with a treating therapist, or other physician enhances care, and sometimes is necessary for safe treatment. Dr. Flynn will usually like to be in communication with a treating therapist at the beginning of care, and again as needed. In those instances, a written release of information will be reviewed with patients, and signed prior to any contact. A written release of information is also required if a patient wishes Dr. Flynn to communicate with family members, or others. Even if a written consent is previously signed, Dr. Flynn will typically notify a patient prior to any planned contact with others.
There are some rare instances where a doctor may be required by law to disclose information or records. In those cases Dr. Flynn adheres to the current legal requirements, and provides the minimum necessary information.
Dr. Flynn will never confirm or deny a treatment relationship to a person with whom she does not have written permission to speak. If there are questions or clarifications needed about privacy, please review these in person with Dr. Flynn.