Psychiatrists in 95759

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Photo of Amanda Horrocks, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 95759, CA
Amanda Horrocks
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC
Amanda Horrocks, DNP, NP is a board certified Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, who has been practicing since 2010. Amanda specializes in medication management for children, adolescents, and young adults. She completed her master's degree at the University of California, San Francisco in 2010 and completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in May of 2017 from the California State University, Northern California Consortium, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.
(916) 634-1311 
Office is near:
Elk Grove, CA 95759
Offers video visits
Photo of Vishal Patel, Psychiatrist in 95759, CA
Vishal Patel
Psychiatrist, MD
Vishal Patel M.D. is a board certified general psychiatrist who received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He went on to do his internship and residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical College. He specializes in adult psychiatry and has extensive experience in various community settings including mental health clinics, dual diagnosis programs, supported residences, shelters, prison, and has cared for mentally ill homeless on the street. Dr. Patel also maintained a psychotherapy private practice guided by psychodynamic and mindfulness-based approaches.
(916) 915-0236 
Office is near:
Elk Grove, CA 95759
Offers video visits

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in 95759 is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

95759 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 95759 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 95759, 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. 95759 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 95759, 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 95759, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in 95759 as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( 95759). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.