Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Boisture accept insurance?

No.  Dr. Boisture accepts private payment only and payment is due at the time of service.  Cash, check, credit cards (including FSA and HSA cards) are accepted.

Dr. Boisture will provide a receipt with all of the information you need to submit a claim to your insurance plan for reimbursement for out of network expenses.  Please note: not all insurance plans cover out of network expenses and those that do vary in how much coverage they provide.  

Please click here for additional information on using out of network insurance benefits to see Dr. Boisture.

What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor, just like your internist or surgeon.  They attend 4 years of medical school and complete at least 4 additional years of specialized training in psychiatric medicine.  They have expertise in the biology and physiology of both the brain and the body, and the impact of medical illness and other biological processes upon brain functions such as emotions and cognition.  Psychiatrists are trained in the use of medications to safely and effectively treat psychiatric conditions.  In addition, psychiatrists are trained in psychotherapy.  

Psychologists are trained in psychotherapy.  They are not medical doctors and, in most states, cannot prescibe medication. 

I've never seen a psychiatrist before. What should I expect?

Seeing a psychiatrist is not all that different from seeing any other doctor.  Dr. Boisture and you will talk about your concerns, identify the problem and develop a treatment plan.  This evaluation includes a careful review of your medical history and health behaviors which may contribute to your symptoms.  Dr. Boisture focuses on creating a comprehensive treatment plan including medication when appropriate, psychotherapy (also known as “talk therapy”), behavioral changes and nutrition recommendations.

New patient appointments last approximately 90-100 minutes.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

If you have them, treatment records from previous psychiatrists, recent blood work results, records from any recent medical or psychiatric hospitalizations and information regarding previous psychiatric medication trials are very helpful.

Don't worry if you don't have this information. Dr. Boisture will work with you at your appointment to gather the necessary information.  

I can't make my appointment. What should I do?

Call us! There is no fee for appointments canceled or rescheduled more than 24 hours in advance.  

Please click here for additional information regarding Dr. Boisture's cancellation and other financial policies.

How do I check in for a virtual visit?

Please note, virtual (aka telepsychiatry) visits must be arranged in advance.  

Click here for instructions on how to check in.  Dr. Boisture's room code is: