I believe in treating individuals and their symptoms, not diagnoses. While diagnosis can be a helpful tool at time, individuals with the same diagnosis often require completely different treatment approaches, and so I have learned the importance of getting to know every patient as an individual, developing an understanding of their strengths, needs, and medical concerns.
I believe that compassion and a therapeutic relationship are just as important as a knowledge of psychopharmacology. In order to provide the best care, I need my patients to trust me enough to be open with me. You are the expert on your own life. I am just the expert on medications and I need your openness and honesty about your life and your symptoms in order to make the best decisions for your treatment. I believe in a collaborative approach between doctor, patient, family, and other providers.
I consult frequently with colleagues and stay up-to-date with research in order to provide innovative, up-to-date treatment that addresses symptoms in the safest and most effective ways.