Charles Ray Lake
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD Verified
Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114
Voted Top Doctor of Psychiatry in 435 Magazine, 2019 through 2021 by doctors. I will answer you & schedule your appointment within 48 hrs of contact. I listen, am non-judgmental & help you gain self-esteem, exercise better choices & increase your happy hours. I have MD & PhD degrees from Duke University, when MD's were taughtu to treat with psychotherapy as well as medications when warranted. As Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at KU, School of Medicine I've published widely about depression, bipolar & anxiety disorders, panic, OCD & PTSD. Will conduct sessions with FaceTime or Zoom. Out of network, NO insurance accepted.
(816) 399-2295
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Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114
Voted Top Doctor of Psychiatry in 435 Magazine, 2019 through 2021 by doctors. I will answer you & schedule your appointment within 48 hrs of contact. I listen, am non-judgmental & help you gain self-esteem, exercise better choices & increase your happy hours. I have MD & PhD degrees from Duke University, when MD's were taughtu to treat with psychotherapy as well as medications when warranted. As Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at KU, School of Medicine I've published widely about depression, bipolar & anxiety disorders, panic, OCD & PTSD. Will conduct sessions with FaceTime or Zoom. Out of network, NO insurance accepted.

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Ward Parkway, Kansas City is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

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