Effective immediately, Dr. Boisture will see patients via telemedicine appointment only.
Please see "Downloads" at the bottom of this page for instructions to access my virtual waiting room.
Please note: although I have used doxy.me for telemedicine appointments in the past with no problem, I recently have heard from physician colleagues the connection is not as reliable as in the past, likely due to increased demand. I am actively researching alternative services; but in the meantime, if we have trouble connecting online, I will plan to call you instead.
Important points for those who submit your appointment superbills to insurance for partial reimbursement:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please note, virtual (aka telepsychiatry) visits must be arranged in advance.
Dr. Boisture uses Doxy.me to provide convenient, secure and HIPAA compliant telemedicine visits.
See the "Downloads" section at the bottom of this page for instructions on how to prepare and check in for a telemedicine visit. Dr. Boisture's room code is: https://doxy.me/drboisture