Q: What can I expect a the Initial Evaluation appointment?
A: When the appointment for the Initial Evaluation is made, we'll ask you to send us any copies of past assessments, IEP's, list of current medications, test scores, and speech and language evaluations or occupational therapy assessments.
Dr. Gilbert will perform an evaluation of the patient to determine a psychiatric diagnosis and she'll develop a treatment plan. An initial evaluation takes approximately 60 minutes and the fee for this services is $250.
If possible, parents of children and adolescents should expect to meet with Dr. Gilbert alone for the first part of the initial appointment to clarify the issues. Next, the child will be seen, followed by a collaborative session to consider recommendations and the possible need for medications.
Q: What are the exceptions to confidentiality?
A: All medical records are confidential and will not be released without written consent. The exceptions to this policy are:
* suspected child abuse which is reportable by law
* behavior or statements which threaten bodily harm to the patient or another person. Physicians must notify both police and the intended victim of such potential.
* suicidal behavior or threats, or other instances where the patient's safety is at risk.
* court ordered subpoena of medical records.
Q: Does Dr. Gilbert collaborate with teachers, pediatricians and therapists if needed?
A: A parent or guardian must sign a Release of Information form before any collaborative conversation can take place. See the FORMS tab on our web site to download this form.
Q: How do I reach Dr. Gilbert after office hours?
Q: What should I do in case of an emergency?
A: If you experience a delay in reaching Dr. Gilbert and you feel there is a potential for harm or death to the patient, go the nearest emergency room.
Child and adolescent patients may go to the Ridge Hospital of UK Samaritan Hospital where there is an assessment staff available 24 hours a day.