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Psychiatrists in Goose Creek

Richard Phelps, Psychiatrist  in Goose Creek
“I am a Psychiatrist from Connecticut who has recently moved to Mt. Pleasant to be with my future wife, a physician at MUSC. I am board certified, and currently treat adolescents and adults, specializing in ADHD, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, and Depression. At the current time I accept Aetna, all BlueCross and BlueShield plans, Cigna, Tricare and United Healthcare/United Behavioral Health. My fee for service is set minimally above insurance rates. Mt. Pleasant Psychiatry has also expanded to include a highly skilled therapist who works alongside myself at the same location.
(843) 375-6223
Office is near:
Goose Creek, South Carolina 29445
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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Goose Creek is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Goose Creek Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication or psychotropics. Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

Some psychiatric practitioners in Goose Creek specialize in age groups (so check for Goose Creek child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Goose Creek). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists.

Other related specialties include psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics and neuroimaging.

Psychiatric nurses in Goose Creek, or mental health nurses, specialize in nursing care for people with mental illness or mental distress. Goose Creek Psychiatric nurses receive training in psychological therapies (such as CBT), building therapeutic alliance with clients and dealing with challenging behavior. Importantly, they are trained to administer psychiatric medication (or 'psychiatric meds') and, in very limited ways, to prescribe meds.

Nurses monitor for side effects and responses to medical treatments and offer information on meds so that clients can make informed choices about their use.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult the find the right psychiatrist in Goose Creek, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in Goose Creek, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in Goose Creek as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( Goose Creek). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.

If you're looking for a specialist Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse in Goose Creek, such as a child psychiatrist or adolescent psychiatrist, expand your search to generate a large pool of professionals and then select a specialty from the left nav bar.