Do you accept insurance?
Depends on your coverage. You may be eligible for out-of-network reimbursement. If you're unsure, call your insurance company. Some of these questions may be helpful:
Are their advantages to using an out-of-network provider?
Do you accept Health Savings Account (HSA, FSA, HRA) debit card payments?
Yes. Using pre-tax funds from a HSA may lower your treatment costs by one-third. Check with your tax adviser.
How are psychiatrists and other types of psychotherapists different?
We all have psychotherapy training, but types of therapy, training and experience vary. In my case, I received extra training and received a psychotherapy award. Psychiatrists are also licensed MDs and have 8 years of post-graduate training. We can prescribe medications and have specialized training in how medical conditions interact with the mind and brain.
Do you treat children?
No. I treat adults, aged 18 and older.
Do you prescribe medications?
Yes, judiciously, and only if they would be helpful. I believe meds are best used within an integrative approach that may include psychotherapy, relaxation practices or lifestyle modification. Here is more about my treatment philosophy. When I prescribe medications, I always do so as part of a integrative health approach, which often includes supplements & psychotherapy that I also provide. I can also provide this whole health approach in close collaboration with your psychotherapist.
I see you're also an addiction medicine specialist, are those the only people you treat?
No. Many of my patients are not struggling with those issues. Many also are. If you are, you may find this information helpful.
Do you have experience working with LGBTQ patients?
Yes. I have a special commitment to that community.
What is your HIPAA policy?
Sharone Abramowitz MD
board certified psychiatrist, american board of addiction medicine certified, integrative medicine fellowship trained
San Francisco & East Bay Offices
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