Frequently Asked Questions

Our Nashville team of Addiction Medicine and Behavioral Health Specialists are here to answer any questions you may have.

Increased patient satisfaction, convenient access to expert medical care, cost savings, and continuity of care are some of the benefits of our Telemedicine service.
Most telemedicine appointments are for prescription refills, but an increasing number of patients request appointments for 30 minutes or 60 minutes instead of a face-to-face appointment for routine follow-up in our office.

Expert physicians draw on a thorough understanding of each patient and tailor treatment specific to a person’s specific needs. Biological, psychological and social influences must be viewed in proper context to plan effective treatment. We approach psychiatric conditions, especially substance use disorders, with knowledge acquired from years of clinical experience and excellent training.

We tailor treatment recommendations to each patient because every person is unique. Patients have the best chance of improvement when they have regular follow-up with the same physician who truly knows their medical history and current medication regimen. This is an important example of how our practice is different and most patients tell us this is their favorite part of our telemedicine program.

The experienced doctors at our concierge medical clinic in Houston treat depression, anxiety, substance use, addiction and mental disorders in the privacy of your home, hotel, or our private office. Contact us today to get started.

Treatment of most patients includes medical management and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which may be accessed by telemedicine or office appointments.
We see patients with the most common outpatient psychiatric conditions and disorders, including anxiety, depression, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, PTSD, bipolar disorder and substance use disorders. 

Dual diagnosis is the simultaneous existence of a mental disorder and substance use disorder.

Many patients are surprised by discovery of depression or anxiety as causes of substance use. 30% of people with a psychiatric disorder have a co-existing substance use disorder.

Medication is prescribed in combination with psychotherapy and professional counseling.

We are committed to appropriate use of medication as an adjunct in the treatment of addiction, rather than a bedrock of recovery.

We offer routine clinical laboratory testing and state-of-the-art pharmacogenetic testing through affiliation with Quest Diagnostics.

IV catheters are inserted into a patient’s peripheral vein with a small needle that is removed once the catheter is placed. IV tubing is then attached to the catheter and fluids, vitamins, nutraceuticals or medications are infused. 

IV therapy is used as an adjunct to medical management and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

IV therapy is among the safest treatments in modern medicine. Although it is a routine procedure, there are risks involved. Patients should discuss IV therapy with their medical team to make sure they are monitored for possible complications such as infiltration, phlebitis, and infection.