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How am I supposed to pick the right psychiatrist?
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Do your homework
Ask your friends that you trust if they have suggestions.
Is your family able to help you with that? Your primary care physician is a good resource generally. The national alliance for the mentally ill is also an excellent resource. The local medical society or psychiatric society can help. Yellow book advertisements are not a reliable source.Trusted family and friends are most often best sources.

In brief: Do your homework
Ask your friends that you trust if they have suggestions.
Is your family able to help you with that? Your primary care physician is a good resource generally. The national alliance for the mentally ill is also an excellent resource. The local medical society or psychiatric society can help. Yellow book advertisements are not a reliable source.Trusted family and friends are most often best sources.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Psychiatrists
You can generally check their credentials via their web sites & with state medical boards.
Board certification is a positive. Consider what you're wanting help with, and find a psychiatrist interested in that or who's taken additional training in it. You want to feel comfortable confiding in the doctor, and feel that s/he hears you. Willingness to answer your questions is important also.

In brief: Psychiatrists
You can generally check their credentials via their web sites & with state medical boards.
Board certification is a positive. Consider what you're wanting help with, and find a psychiatrist interested in that or who's taken additional training in it. You want to feel comfortable confiding in the doctor, and feel that s/he hears you. Willingness to answer your questions is important also.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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