Psychiatrists in 29418

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Shana Williams
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, RN, PMHNPBC
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Shana is one of our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners who has recently joined the North Charleston office in August 2022. She completed a Master of Science in Nursing for PMHNP at Medical University of South Carolina in 2007 and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in August 2020. She has gained her mental health experience in inpatient, outpatient, emergency/ crisis/ substance detox and private practice. Shana has worked with patients ages 11 and up and with and the most common diagnoses that she has worked with in these outpatient settings are anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorders, ADHD, PTSD, and OCD.
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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in 29418 is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

29418 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 29418 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 29418, 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. 29418 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 29418, 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 29418, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in 29418 as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( 29418). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.