Psychiatrists in 02808

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Samantha Shawn-Marsh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MSN, PMHNPBC
Hello, I am Dr. Samantha Shawn-Marsh and I am accepting new patients at this time. I'm a Doctorate prepared Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority, providing medication management to children and adults. I specialize in the treatment of Major Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, ADHD, and PTSD. I utilize both prescriptive agents and supplements/minerals in my practice, looking closely at lab results, MTHFR function, and genetic profiles.
(401) 223-2975
Bradford, RI 02808
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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in 02808 is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

02808 Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in 02808 has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in 02808, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. 02808 Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.

How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult to find the right psychiatrist in 02808, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in 02808, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in 02808 as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( 02808). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.