About Gaba Tele- psychiatry
RESPECT = responsible , effective , safe, private , ethical , convenient, treatments
Now you can see your US qualified licensed & licensed Psychiatrist from anywhere in the world via Gaba Tele-psychiatry’s encrypted video platform.
All affiliated practitioners are US licensed , trained, and insured psychiatrists , who are screened, verified, and are known to follow US psychiatry guidelines and standards of care .
Gaba Tele-psychiatry’s goal is to provide the highest quality care to patients, who otherwise would not be able to access care from the provider of their choice either because of geographic location or scheduling difficulty .
How are we different
Gaba Tele-psychiatry provides services through a HIPPA complaint video platform, as if you were in the office. We do not treat patients via phone or text message.
Gaba Tele-psychiatry follows the same practices, guidelines as an in office visit, achieving the same results and safety standards. We are not a ‘text your therapist,’ or ‘therapy on demand app.
Gaba Tele-psychiatry’s peer network offers peer guidance and supervision, and we offer comprehensive services with medication management , psychotherapy modalities, as well as screening for medical causes of illness.
Why Gaba Tele- psychiatry ?
US trained licensed & insured Psychiatrists
Follow APA guidelines and standards of care
Medication management combined with psychotherapy
Multiple psychotherapy modalities
Peer supervision network ensure safety and high standards
Screening for medical causes of psychiatric illness
Endocrine & Nutritional evaluation
Safe Hippa Compliant Video Platform
Online scheduling available
Patient data stored in secure encrypted cloud based EHR
Prescriptions and lab send directly to your pharmacy
Medications mailed to your location
Your dedicated staff member to assist your through the process
No rescheduling charges
We make it easy
Our Psychiatric Services
Your GABA Telepsychiatry Visit
A GABA tele-psychiatry staff member will be assigned to you to help you fill in the online questionnaire and liaise with your primary care doctor.
You will see the Psychychiatrist for a comprehensive evaluation.
Step 1 – Your Intake
You will fill in our online intake forms. If you’re having difficulty filling in our questionnaire online, you may ask to be connected to a staff member either by phone or via our secure teleplatform and he or he will help you fill in your paperwork. We will connect you to Gaba Tele-psychiatry’s video platform.
YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS
We will collect your medical records from your primary care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, we will help you connect to a local provider or urgent care franchise, (if you are traveling) which will accept your insurance.
YOUR DEDICATED LIAISON
A Gaba Tele-psychiatry dedicated staff member will help you navigate the process of scheduling, filling in of intake forms, payment, obtaining prescriptions, bloodworms & medical records.
Step 2 – Psychiatric History & Evaluation
You will see a psychiatrist via a Gaba tele-psychiatry platform for your evaluation. To get the most out of your visit, try to make sure you are in a private room without any background noise, an adequate speed internet connection and a backup phone should there be any interruption to your internet service.
YOU WILL SEE THE PSYCHIATRIST
The psychiatrist will ask about your current and past symptoms, including your family, developmental, occupational, relationship history, psychiatric & medical history as well as your personality style and coping strategies.
YOUR TREATMENT PLAN
Your medical and psychiatric symptoms, history, responses to medications psychotherapy and other treatment will be used to formulate a treatment plan.
Your Medical/ Nutrition Evaluation
Medical evaluation will include nutrition and hormonal factors affecting mood as well as screening for underlying medial problems causing mood distrurbance.
If you are traveling we can help and connect you to a local urgent care center of primary care doctor in your area.
Step 3 – Medical Evaluation
Gaba Tele-psychiatry has a policy to screen possible medical causes of psychiatric illness. This includes :
lab work for thyroid function, sex hormones including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels, heavy metal toxicity including lead and mercury levels. We also screen anemia, vitamin D , vitamin B12 & iodine deficiency.
We also screen for symptoms of sleep apnea, insomnia, diabetes and other factors which may be exacerbating psychiatric symptoms. We will send a prescription to your local quest diagnostics where you can go for blood works. Otherwise you can see your primary care provider for blood work. We will follow up on your medical records
Step 4 – Nutrition Evaluation
There will be an optional nutritional evaluation where you will be asked to keep a food diary :
Gaba Tele-psychiatry does not prescribe expensive supplements. Most patients rarely need to take anything more than omega 3, multivitamins, which can either be bought over the counter at your local pharmacy or may be covered by your insurance.
We may prescribe extra supplements if there is a specific deficiency e.g. iron or folate, vitamin D or thiamine- depending on the deficiency.We also monitor correct control of diabetes, factors in your diet which may be causing fluctuations in blood sugar and factors affecting your mood and anxiety levels. This is all part of the initial evaluation.
Your Treatment plan
Your Treatment plan may consist of the following features
Screening for causes of symptoms
Education and information
Treating medical/ nutritional endocrine causes of symptoms e.g. sleep apnea
Lifestyle changes e.g. exercise, diet, sleep hygiene
Choosing the correct therapy modality if desired / recommended
Selecting the correct medication regime if required
Careful monitoring and titration