Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the difference between a Psychologist and Psychiatrist?
A. The short answer is a Psychiatrist is a medical doctor and a Psychologist is a Doctor of Philosophy. If needed throughout the treatment process, a Psychiatrist is able to prescribe medication to assist. As medical doctors, Psychiatrists go through extensive training to understand how the human mind and body work together. Psychiatrists are also able to provide various types of therapy. Dr. Adair is a Psychiatrist
Q. In addition to medication, does Dr. Adair provide therapy?
A. Yes, Dr. Adair provides therapy for adults, children, adolescents, and families.
Q. Does Dr. Adair administer psychological, neuropsychological, or educational testing?
A. No, Psychologists usually administer these types of tests. These tests usually take several hours and can span 2 to 3 office visits to complete.
Q. Does Dr. Adair accept/take insurance?
A. Dr. Adair does not accept insurance including Medicaid or Medicare. Dr. Adair provides a holistic, collaborative, and personalized approach to your treatment. Sometimes treatment may consist of medication and sometimes it may not. She sees the value in catering to your individual and unique needs and her goal is to help you reach your “BEST SELF.” Unfortunately, insurance companies have historically been less than willing to reimburse Psychiatrists for the time and care spent with you.
Q. Is there anyway to use my insurance?
A. If you have out of network benefits through your insurance, Dr. Adair can provide you with a medical receipt (super bill) to submit to your insurance company. Reimbursements vary based on your insurance plan. Please be aware, billing through insurance requires you to receive a mental health diagnosis and could grant insurers access to your mental health record. We encourage you to make an informed decision and weigh the economic benefits and risks of using insurance for your treatment.
Q. What are Dr. Adair’s fees?
A. Fees vary based on your age and the type of treatment needed. Please call us for more information.