Benjamin Crocker

Psychiatrist, MD

Verified by Psychology Today
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(207) 747-3025

Benjamin Crocker

Psychiatrist, MD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

208 Vaughan Street
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 747-3025
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon Can do in office or zoom. Patient needs to be vaccinated to be seen in office.

About

From now until spring 2023 I will be travelling on and off so I will not be seeing patients for ongoing prescribing. However I may be able to see people for non prescribing consultations quickly in person, or by zoom or phone if I am travelling. Many patients can get medications prescribed by their PCP after having a consultation with a psychiatrist, and I am happy to consult with your PCP.. I bill most insurances, so if after a consultation with me you cannot find an affordable psychiatrist or NP, we could start treatment in March or April when I restart my seasonal practice.
Clarifying likely diagnosis and treatment choices can help patients efficiently seek treatment, whether or not I can provide ongoing treatment myself. I am very familiar with resources in the Portland area and can help you get a multidisciplinary treatment plan going quickly. I can also recommend educational and support resources.
I’m financially retired and am seeing patients because I enjoy it and there is an unmet need in our community. I think short term treatment can be effective and supports the patient’s autonomy. When you are old you have to confront the fact that there is only so much time for everybody.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $250 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $250 per session
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Maine Community Health Options
  • MaineCare
  • Martin's Point
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
I bill most insurances and will then bill you for copays & deductibles. If you do not have insurance or are OON, see my posted fees.
Email me or call (207) 747-3025 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 40 Years
  • License: Maine / 013127
  • School: Universitry of Southern Calfiornia
  • Year Graduated: 1984
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 1988

Benjamin Crocker's Groups

I will start groups about medication summer 2023

I will hold scheduled group sessions every few weeks starting summer 2023 to discuss psychiatric medication issues and do ongoing routine prescribing. These groups will have low fees for uninsured or OON patients, but all are welcome. Patients learn from each other and I don't have to repeat myself. If these are successful I may continue them all year. Might do virtually depending on COVID developments. I'll send you a book chapter about these groups if you ask me by email.

More about this group

Location

208 Vaughan Street
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 747-3025
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Depression
  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coordinating Behavioral Health and Primary Care
  • Coordinating Behavioral Health with Primary Care
  • Gambling
  • Hoarding
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Optimizing the cost of treatment and medications
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis

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Last Modified: 18 Nov 2022
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Benjamin Crocker

Psychiatrist, MD