It is with some sadness that I have announced the closure of my Bellevue office practice after 23 years, effective Oct. 1, 2017. My wife & I are in the process of selling our home & moving out of state.
We have made every effort to facilitate the best transition possible. All active patients should have a transition plan in place and plenty of medications. All patients who notified us of their follow up plans will have had records forwarded. All original records will go with me, but will be difficult to access in October and November. Of course there will inevitably be some left over problems, so I will remain available to help, though I make no promises for rapid response time (see “contact” under “appointments”).
After relocating I had planned to set up consultation availability by telemedicine for those who are stable enough to be managed by their primary care doctor, or possibly for those who are followed by another psychiatrist, and want a “second opinion”. However as it turned out, very few of my patients were straightforward enough to be transferred to their family doctor, so it is unclear if there will be sufficient demand for telemedicine consultation to keep it going. If there is sufficient need, I should be able to provide this service. I will continue to provide veteran evaluations on a contract basis in Palm Springs.
It has been an honor & privilege to serve so many patients over the years who struggle with psychiatric disease. I’ve learned much from them & owe my skills partly to them. Witnessing the improvement in life trajectories with the application of skilled medication management has been especially gratifying; and it has been moving to hear the outpouring of support and gratitude during the process of closing my practice. To have made a difference in so many lives has been most satisfying.
(Most of this website contains treatment philosophy and information which I will leave intact for the time being.)