PRACTICE INFORMATION

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Please note the office is closed until September 2018.
I am currently working elsewhere in a contract position.
Contact me if you are a former patient and would like a referral elsewhere.
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I am a psychiatrist providing OHIP-covered mental health care 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.

OFFICE LOCATION
The office is on the main floor at 644 Richmond St West.  (MAP)
The office is located close to stops on the Queen and Bathurst streetcar routes.

OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday to Thursday, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm, by appointment only.
Sessions are not done by phone or other media.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The first appointment is a psychiatric assessment usually takes 90 minutes.
Recommendations can include lifestyle changes, medication, psychotherapy, and referrals to other services.
Psychotherapy appointments are usually once a week for 50 minutes.

OHIP COVERAGE & MISSED APPOINTMENTS
Psychiatric services (except missed appointments) are covered provided you have a valid Ontario Health Card.
You are responsible for payment (sliding scale) if you cancel appointments with less than 48 hours notice.
Further appointments will not be scheduled if you cancel frequently or miss appointments without notice.

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 to confidentiality 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 personal 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