Dr. Ivanov is available for Telepsychiatry consultations. Telepsychiatry works well for people looking for a single-visit consultation, and for people looking for a second opinion. Dr. Ivanov also consults with primary physicians and other mental healthcare providers.
The use of video-based telepsychiatry helps meet patients’ needs for convenient, affordable and readily-accessible mental health services. With a robust evidence base that shows telepsychiatry leading to improved outcomes and higher patient satisfaction ratings, policy makers, payers and providers are increasingly considering ways to implement and use telepsychiatry.
APA’s (The American Psychiatric Association) current policy on telepsychiatry, updated from its 1995 iteration with consultation from APA’s Council on Quality Care (and other Components) states:
Telemedicine in psychiatry, using video conferencing, is a validated and effective practice of medicine that increases access to care. The American Psychiatric Association supports the use of telemedicine as a legitimate component of a mental health delivery system to the extent that its use is in the best interest of the patient and is in compliance with the APA policies on medical ethics and confidentiality.
Dr. Ivanov offers Telepsychiatry appointments on any weekday till 10 pm. He occasionally has Telepsychiatry openings during the weekends if he has had a late-cancellation.
This type of session is not for everyone. For example, if you are looking for a prescription, it is against federal law to prescribe controlled substances (like anti-anxiety medications like Lorazepam or stimulants) solely based on a Telepsychiatry assessment.