Dr. Temkin meets with each new patient in person for a detailed initial psychiatric evaluation that usually lasts over an hour. During that time he carefully listens to the patient’s symptoms, reviews medical and psychiatric histories as well as other necessary information. He formulates and explains diagnoses and treatment options. He checks drug-drug interactions to ensure the safety of prescribed medications. During follow up telemedicine visits Dr. Temkin reviews the patient’s response to the medication regimen, making necessary adjustments as well as providing supportive psychotherapy.
Quality of medication choice is important! Dr. Temkin prefers patients to take brand medications whenever possible. The reason is simple. Brand medications offer predictability, reliability and product support to the patient as well as to the physician. Generic medications offer no such assistance and vary widely in quality. Why take a chance?