Yolanda Hunter
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MSN, PMHNP, FNP Verified
Office is near:
Bridgeport, WV 26330
Offers video visits
We understand how Behavioral Health issues affect not only you as the individual, but also every area of life; family, friends, work and long term goal attainment. We believe in PERSON-FOCUSED CARE by taking the time to get to know you; understand what is important in your life, and incorporating that information into an individualized person-focused treatment plan.
(855) 527-7470
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Office is near:
Bridgeport, WV 26330
Offers video visits
We understand how Behavioral Health issues affect not only you as the individual, but also every area of life; family, friends, work and long term goal attainment. We believe in PERSON-FOCUSED CARE by taking the time to get to know you; understand what is important in your life, and incorporating that information into an individualized person-focused treatment plan.

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

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