Greg Thorkelson
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Offers video visits
Dr. Thorkelson is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at The University of Pittsburgh. He completed his adult residency training at Temple University and his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at The University of Pittsburgh where he continued on in three roles: As Associate Medical Director at the Center for Integrative Medicine, as a staff psychiatrist at the John Merck Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders, and through the Visceral Inflammation and Pain (VIP) Center in the Department of Gastroenterology. Dr. Thorkelson specializes in the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, autism, and ADHD.
(724) 390-0143
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Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Offers video visits
Dr. Thorkelson is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at The University of Pittsburgh. He completed his adult residency training at Temple University and his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at The University of Pittsburgh where he continued on in three roles: As Associate Medical Director at the Center for Integrative Medicine, as a staff psychiatrist at the John Merck Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders, and through the Visceral Inflammation and Pain (VIP) Center in the Department of Gastroenterology. Dr. Thorkelson specializes in the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, autism, and ADHD.
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Better Stories
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Offers video visits
As board certified mental health providers at Better Stories, we want to help you destress and improve your quality life with our years of experience and expertise in treating patients with a broad range of mental health disorders.
(412) 467-0237
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Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Offers video visits
As board certified mental health providers at Better Stories, we want to help you destress and improve your quality life with our years of experience and expertise in treating patients with a broad range of mental health disorders.
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Frank A. Fetterolf
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Offers video visits
I'm a board-certified psychiatrist and psychotherapist who specializes in treating adults with emotional disorders. I attempt to place a person's symptoms in the context of an understanding of them as an individual, considering their development, personality, and life narrative.
(412) 832-9949
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Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Offers video visits
I'm a board-certified psychiatrist and psychotherapist who specializes in treating adults with emotional disorders. I attempt to place a person's symptoms in the context of an understanding of them as an individual, considering their development, personality, and life narrative.
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Muhammad Ilyas Shaikh
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Offers video visits
We strive to combine his extensive experience and treatments to stay at the forefront of emerging medical information. He specializes in helping people with complex problems who have not yet responded to treatment. Patients with compound psychiatric illnesses can be harder to achieve remission. Problems include, but are not limited to, medical, neurologic or pharmacologic problems.
(412) 221-7770
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Office is near:
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Offers video visits
We strive to combine his extensive experience and treatments to stay at the forefront of emerging medical information. He specializes in helping people with complex problems who have not yet responded to treatment. Patients with compound psychiatric illnesses can be harder to achieve remission. Problems include, but are not limited to, medical, neurologic or pharmacologic problems.
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SolCentered Integrative Psychiatric Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP Verified
Office is near:
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Offers video visits
SAME DAY TELEHEALTH VISITS AVAILABLE 7 DAYS A WEEK- FLEXIBLE HOURS. IN-OFFICE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE. ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. My name is Dr. Kristen Cheslick and I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of nursing experience in providing compassionate, evidence-based care to patients across the lifespan (children/adolescents, adults and older adults). My available services include mental health evaluations, medication management, brief solution-based/supportive psychotherapy, and appropriate referrals as necessary. Email me for an appointment today at contact@solcenteredcare.com
(272) 200-4618
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Office is near:
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
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SAME DAY TELEHEALTH VISITS AVAILABLE 7 DAYS A WEEK- FLEXIBLE HOURS. IN-OFFICE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE. ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. My name is Dr. Kristen Cheslick and I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of nursing experience in providing compassionate, evidence-based care to patients across the lifespan (children/adolescents, adults and older adults). My available services include mental health evaluations, medication management, brief solution-based/supportive psychotherapy, and appropriate referrals as necessary. Email me for an appointment today at contact@solcenteredcare.com

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BlueCross BlueShield Psychiatrists
BlueCross BlueShield insurance provides coverage for behavioral health services in Pittsburgh. BCBS HMO-style plans cover in-network providers while PPO plans provide a benefit that can be applied to either in-network or out-of-network providers. Blue Cross Blue Shield may not require a referral from your primary care practitioner for covered behavioral health services.

Some BCBS Psychiatrists in Pittsburgh only have room for a few insurance slots in their schedule, so it's important to confirm in-network availability when you book your first appointment.

Blue Cross Blue Shield companies are independently owned and community-based healthcare insurers. BCBS is the largest health insurer in the US, covering 110 million members in 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Nationwide, more than 1.7 million health care providers contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

Here’s a link to more information on how insurance works to cover behavioral health benefits.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh, 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. Pittsburgh Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.