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Frequently Asked Questions

What can a psychiatrist do for me?



A Psychiatrist is a certified medical doctor (MD) that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of mental illness and psychological problems. A Psychiatrist completes four years of training in general Psychiatry after completing medical school. Certain specializations within Psychiatry such as Child and adolescent psychiatrists requires an additional two years of training in order to become Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. ​




What should I bring to the appointment?


Once you make an appointment, we will send forms for you to complete prior to the appointment. Additionally, please bring any evaluation completed in the past by either sending it in an email or brining it to the appointment.




What will happen during my first appointment?



The first session is a clinical evaluation which includes meeting with the patient, guardians, or signifiant others. The purpose of the initial meeting is to gather information such as the reason for the visit, history, symptoms, and your concerns.
At the end of the session, Dr. Makki will provide a summery of her initial impression, next step recommendations, and when appropriate consideration for therapy or psychotropic medication. She will schedule a follow up session (often 60 min) in 1-2 weeks if appropriate and during this time, she will attempt to gather additional information by speaking to your therapists, schools, or review any testings that was completed in the past.




Can Dr. Makki order blood work, Ct scan, or other testing?


As part of the medical evaluation, Dr. Makki will discuss medical or neurological conditions that could cause or attribute to psychiatric symptoms and conditions. At the initial appointment, she will likely request a basic medical work up to be completed especially for the younger clients and for the clients with an existing medical diagnosis. In appropriate cased she may order additional tests or recommend consultation with other colleagues such as Endorinology, Cardiology, Neurology, Sleep Disorder clinics, and Gastrointestinology.





What can a psychiatrist do for me?



A Psychiatrist is a certified medical doctor (MD) that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of mental illness and psychological problems. A Psychiatrist completes four years of training in general Psychiatry after completing medical school. Certain specializations within Psychiatry such as Child and adolescent psychiatrists requires an additional two years of training in order to become Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. ​




What should I bring to the appointment?


Once you make an appointment, we will send forms for you to complete prior to the appointment. Additionally, please bring any evaluation completed in the past by either sending it in an email or brining it to the appointment.




What will happen during my first appointment?



The first session is a clinical evaluation which includes meeting with the patient, guardians, or signifiant others. The purpose of the initial meeting is to gather information such as the reason for the visit, history, symptoms, and your concerns.
At the end of the session, Dr. Makki will provide a summery of her initial impression, next step recommendations, and when appropriate consideration for therapy or psychotropic medication. She will schedule a follow up session (often 60 min) in 1-2 weeks if appropriate and during this time, she will attempt to gather additional information by speaking to your therapists, schools, or review any testings that was completed in the past.




Can Dr. Makki order blood work, Ct scan, or other testing?


As part of the medical evaluation, Dr. Makki will discuss medical or neurological conditions that could cause or attribute to psychiatric symptoms and conditions. At the initial appointment, she will likely request a basic medical work up to be completed especially for the younger clients and for the clients with an existing medical diagnosis. In appropriate cased she may order additional tests or recommend consultation with other colleagues such as Endorinology, Cardiology, Neurology, Sleep Disorder clinics, and Gastrointestinology.





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