Psychiatrists in 78254

Photo of Patrick Sassoon, Psychiatrist in 78254, TX
Patrick Sassoon
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Verified
My approach is based on integrative psychiatry, which uses medications, therapy and complementary medicine to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. I address the combined impact of sleep, lifestyle, relationships, nutrition and chronic medical conditions on well-being, and use cutting edge tools like genetic testing to guide personalized treatment with medication and supplements. I consider the patient’s cultural background in my assessments and I can provide treatment in Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. My goal is to help my patients create lasting changes and build vitality, resilience and purpose in life.
(972) 752-2167 
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San Antonio, TX 78254
Photo of Uzo Onyekwelu, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 78254, TX
Uzo Onyekwelu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
I provide mental health and psychiatry services to teenagers (13-18), young adults/college students, and adults. I will listen to you and come up with a treatment plan to help you get better. We will also focus on other aspects of your life that may impact your mental health. Whatever the situation or circumstances, you should never feel alone. I assist by providing support and promoting healing. I provide supportive psychotherapy and focus on your strengths during the course of treatment.
(512) 960-1973 
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San Antonio, TX 78254
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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in 78254 is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

78254 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 78254 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 78254, 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. 78254 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 78254, 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 78254, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in 78254 as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( 78254). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.