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How to find a psychiatrist without having to visit with each one first?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry
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In brief: Primary Care Doc

Your primary care physician probably can make a good recommendation.
Primary care docs often refer patients to specialists, and their patients report back to them, so they learn who is good and who isn't--from a patient's perspective. Therefore, your primary care doc is probably best informed to make a good recommendation for a psychiatrist or any other specialist.

In brief: Primary Care Doc

Your primary care physician probably can make a good recommendation.
Primary care docs often refer patients to specialists, and their patients report back to them, so they learn who is good and who isn't--from a patient's perspective. Therefore, your primary care doc is probably best informed to make a good recommendation for a psychiatrist or any other specialist.
Dr. Kevin Nasky
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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry

In brief: Trust & Confidence

When selecting a psychiatrist, ideally you look for someone who is caring and confident.
It is difficult but not impossible to do so without a face to face interview . There are resources available with healthtap at the top of the list. Here you can look up local psychiatrists and read their answers to get an idea about who they are. You can also ask for a referral from friends or your md.

In brief: Trust & Confidence

When selecting a psychiatrist, ideally you look for someone who is caring and confident.
It is difficult but not impossible to do so without a face to face interview . There are resources available with healthtap at the top of the list. Here you can look up local psychiatrists and read their answers to get an idea about who they are. You can also ask for a referral from friends or your md.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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