Before you refer a patient to Dr. Edwards, please explain to them that he is not a contracted provider with any managed-care or insurance company panel and does not accept patients with Medicare. Please ask the patient to check with their managed care organization or insurer regarding reimbursement for out-of-network providers. Payment is required at the time of the initial examination.
After a thorough initial psychiatric examination Dr. Edwards will provide medication management services if indicated. Dr. Edwards does not provide psychotherapy but believes that it can help in the treatment of many psychiatric disorders and will look forward to collaborating with you.
Please contact Dr. Edwards by telephone before you make the referral. Please be prepared to describe the case briefly and tell Dr. Edwards what you and the patient expect.