How to Schedule an Appointment
For efficient communication please send an email with your contact information and preferred appointment times.
What to expect on the day of your appointment
Please arrive 5-10 minutes early, bring any relevant labs, testing or diagnostic paperwork with you to the appointment, and also bring a list of current and past medications that you have taken. Have a seat in the waiting room and fill out intake paperwork and consents. After the evaluation you will pay your bill and set up a follow up appointment as needed.
Visits are confidential with few exceptions. (Risk of harm to self or others) You have to provide consent for Dr. Rao to communicate with your parents, children, spouses, friends, teachers, school and college counselors and medical doctors, even therapists. If patient is a minor, the parents have to provide consent on behalf of the minor.
The initial evaluation is centered on the reason for the appointment. Dr. Rao also gathers information about past psychiatric issues, medical problems, and family history and past and current social circumstances in order to formulate an appropriate plan and optimal recommendations.