What is your cancellation policy?
We ask that you give us a 24-hour notice to cancel all appointments to avoid a charge of $50.00. All no-shows will also have a $50.00 fee.
Do you offer counseling?
Dr. Indukuri is a medical doctor specializing in psychiatry. He will evaluate psychiatric diagnoses and treatment. We do not offer extensive long term counseling but brief counseling along with medication management.
What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist/ counselor?
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor specializing in psychiatry. They are able to diagnosis and prescribe medications. They spend their time with patients on medication management as a course of treatment. A psychologist, Ph.D., therapist or counselor focuses on extensive counseling and cannot prescribe medications.
How long will my appointments last?
Your initial visit with Dr. Indukuri is scheduled for 30 minutes and is the first stage of the treatment process, a psychiatric diagnostic assessment. He will speak with the parents/guardians and/or the patient to obtain information, medical history, and symptoms to accurately diagnose and prescribe medications. A medication management visit is scheduled for 15 minutes to discuss the medications, side effects and is a short psychotherapy appointment. The doctor will spend enough time to address all your medical needs.
Will you bill my insurance and what will my out-of-pocket cost be?
As long as we are an in-network provider with your insurance then, yes, we will submit a claim per visit to your insurance company. Your out-of-pocket costs could be a co-payment, a deductible or a co-insurance depending on your plan’s benefits.
Why does a refill require an appointment?
Some medications are controlled and we can’t give refills without seeing the patient. Others medications can be refilled without a visit. Please ask the office if the medications you are on require an appointment
Can a nurse practitioner prescribe the same medications as a doctor?
Yes, nurse practitioners can prescribe the same medications with supervision by doctor.