“Reaching out for help can be stressful and anxiety-provoking, but I guarantee your recovery and wellbeing will be my top priority.”
It is unrealistic to believe that our brains, as complex as they are, can be “recovered” with medication alone. For some mental disorders, medication is essential to recovery. But for most mental disorders, long term recovery requires more than just medication.
Our relationships, our work, our home life, our hobbies, our financial stability, and our sociocultural milieu directly and indirectly influence our individual biology (i.e., genetics, metabolism, medical problems, etc.). And vice versa.
Our basic human needs such as adequate sleep, a well-balanced diet, physical activity, and healthy relationships are the foundations for building resilience and strength both mentally and physically.
Therefore, I believe in a holistic approach to recovery by investigating the biomedical (i.e., biological) and psychosocial (i.e., environmental) factors that contribute to our health and wellbeing.
Our relationships (both with others and with ourselves), our financial security, our housing stability, our work, our academic achievements, and our traumatic experiences are just a few of the numerous psychosocial factors that influence our wellbeing.
Many biomedical factors can cause or exacerbate mental suffering. Some of the most common factors that may need investigating include thyroid problems, electrolyte imbalances, anemia, diabetes, cardiac disease, autoimmune disease, head injury, infection, substance abuse, sleep apnea, polypharmacy, neurological disease, and vitamin deficiencies. Pharmacogenomic testing (genetic testing) is also available.
Your comfort and wellbeing are my top priorities. Your first visit will include a thorough diagnostic evaluation, a discussion of your goals, and formulation of a comprehensive treatment plan just for you. We will work together to set up future visits based on your needs and preferences.
Dr. Ingram provides comprehensive evaluations and treatments for the following conditions:
Dr. Ingram does not accept Medicare or Medi-Cal as forms of payment (Non-Participating Provider).
For patients with PPO Insurance Plans: Dr. Ingram is considered an “Out-of-Network” Provider. Some insurance companies will pay for services from “Out-of-Network” Providers, but there is no guarantee that your insurance company will pay for services. You are responsible for paying the total amount billed, regardless of whether your insurance company pays. Furthermore, Dr. Ingram is not responsible for any communication with insurance companies. You will be able to generate an insurance claim for yourself through Luminello, Inc., the electronic medical record (EMR) system used by Dr. Ingram. There is no guarantee that your insurance company will reimburse you for the services provided by Dr. Ingram. You will be considered a self-pay patient during the entire course of treatment with Dr. Ingram unless Dr. Ingram decides to accept your insurance plan in the future.
For more information please call (213) – 277 – 8372.
“Telemedicine in psychiatry [telepsychiatry], using video conferencing, is a validated and effective practice of medicine that increases access to care. The American Psychiatric Association supports the use of telemedicine as a legitimate component of a mental health delivery system to the extent that its use is for the benefit of the patient, protects patient autonomy, confidentiality, and privacy; and when used consistent with APA policies on medical ethics and applicable governing law.” – American Psychiatric Association
For more information about Telepsychiatry, visit the American Psychiatric Association (APA) website by clicking the link below:
We take your privacy seriously. All Telepsychiatry services are provided through Doxy.me, a secure HIPAA compliant video conferencing software. No account needed. If you already have a telepsychiatry appointment, click here to enter Dr. Ingram’s Virtual Waiting Room.
Yes, Dr. Ingram has an up-to-date DEA License and is able to prescribe all psychiatric medications if clinically indicated based on a thorough psychiatric evaluation.
Dr. Ingram uses HIPAA compliant electronic prescribing software and is able to prescribe to most pharmacies. If a requested pharmacy does not accept electronic prescriptions through this software and a medication is NOT a controlled medication, Dr. Ingram will work with your requested pharmacy to best meet your needs.
No medication will be prescribed until payment has been received.
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Let’s work together to create a treatment plan just for you!