PRACTICE INFORMATION

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Please note the office will be closed until January 2019
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I am a psychiatrist providing mental health care under OHIP to adults in downtown Toronto.
My professional registration details can be found here.

REFERRALS
A referral letter from a family doctor is not required.
A brief interview by phone may be required before scheduling a first appointment.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The first appointment is a psychiatric assessment.
Recommendations can include psychotherapy, medication, lifestyle changes and referrals to other services.
Psychotherapy appointments are usually once a week for 45 minutes.

OHIP & MISSED APPOINTMENTS
OHIP covers appointments provided you have a valid Ontario Health Card.
There is a fee for cancelling appointments with less than 48 hours notice.
Appointments will not be re-scheduled if there are frequent missed or cancelled appointments.

EXCLUSIONS
Assessments for legal or insurance matters are not done here.
Prescriptions for cannabis, opiates and stimulants are not provided here.

CONFIDENTIALITY
Information discussed here is confidential unless you sign a consent for release of information.
Exceptions include situations where there is an immediate threat to physical safety or child welfare.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
In case of risk to life or physical safety, call 911 or go to the emergency department of your nearest hospital.
Crisis services are available at:
Toronto Distress Centres 416-408-4357
Gerstein Centre 416-929-5200
CAMH Emergency Department 416-535-8501