TARA RICHARDSON, M.D.
Board-Certified Psychiatrist with special interest in PANS/PANDAS
ONLINE PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES
comfort - convenience - privacy
CONDITIONS I TREAT:
- Bipolar disorder
- Adjustment disorder
- Postpartum depression
- Anxiety and panic disorder
- Social anxiety
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Please inquire about treatment for other conditions not listed here.
SPECIAL INTEREST IN PANS/PANDAS
- PANS: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Syndrome
- PANDAS: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections
- Focus on evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of mild to moderate presentations
- Some cases may require collaboration with primary care physician and/or neurologist
- Will assist with making referrals for more severe symptomatology
ABOUT DR. RICHARDSON
Dr. Tara Richardson was born and raised in Kansas. She attended the University of Kansas and then earned her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Dr. Richardson then completed her general psychiatric residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita where she served as chief resident. During residency, she received awards for excellence in research, teaching, and outpatient care. After residency, she completed an additional fellowship in Integrative Psychiatry, focusing on the role of general health, nutrition, trauma, and autoimmunity in mental health. She is a board-certified general psychiatrist, meaning she is able to treat patients of all ages.
Prior to starting this practice, Dr. Richardson served as departmental faculty at the University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita and acted as medical director for a senior behavioral health unit and the outpatient resident clinic. She served as councilor for the Kansas Psychiatric Society, and volunteers for both PANDAS Kansas and the Neuroimmune Foundation. She now takes care of patients (from pediatric to geriatric) across a variety of settings, inpatient and outpatient, rural as well as locally.
Dr. Richardson resides in Kansas with her husband and 4 children.
WHAT IS TELEPSYCHIATRY?
Telepsychiatry is the remote delivery of psychiatric care via the internet. Psychiatry is uniquely well-suited to this method of care given that there is rarely a need for a physical exam during appointments. Most telepsychiatry is done using real-time televideo-conferencing methods, similar to Skype or FaceTime.
Telepsychiatry allows the provision of quality psychiatric care from your home, office, or anywhere with a reliable internet connection!
WHY SEE AN ONLINE PSYCHIATRIST?
Convenience, comfort and privacy! No more traffic or waiting rooms. Just sit down in front of your computer, smart phone, or tablet at your scheduled appointment time and begin your visit. Technology must be equipped with a webcam and microphone.
Some clients may require more services or availability than can safely be provided in a small online practice. Prospective clients will be advised if this practice may not be a good fit. I am not able to provide emergency psychiatric services.
Due to federal law, online psychiatrists are not able to prescribe controlled substances (such as stimulants for ADHD or certain anxiety medications) without an initial face-to-face visit. If you are a Kansas resident interested in treatment for ADHD, please contact me to discuss whether an in-person visit could be arranged.
WILL MY INSURANCE COVER MY VISIT?
I do NOT accept any insurance, Medicare, nor Medicaid through my private practice. The insurance billing process is arduous and time-consuming, which would require hiring additional staff. By maintaining a cash practice, I am able to manage all interactions with clients personally. This also offers an greater assurance of confidentiality; no one will know about your personal concerns outside of you and your psychiatrist.
I do have a limited number of appointments available (also via televideo) with FreeState Healthcare in Wichita and am able to accept some insurances through that location. They have a number of other wonderful psychiatrists there who see patients via televideo also and may have sooner availability. Please contact them at (316) 670-3800 if interested.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
If you would like more information about services or to review my fee schedule, please send an inquiry through Facebook or the form at the bottom of this page.
Once I have your contact information, I will send further information and instructions for use of my Patient Portal, where we can communicate securely and arrange your initial appointment.
WHERE DOES DR. RICHARDSON SEE PATIENTS?
While telepsychiatry appointments can be done anywhere with reliable internet, United States federal mandates that physicians must hold a license in the state where their patient is physically located.
Patients must be physically located anywhere in Kansas at the time of their visit.
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