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Gaba Telepsychiatry

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Psychiatrist visits made easy

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APA PUBLISHED RESEARCH
SHOWS TELEPSYCHIATRY IS AS
EFFECTIVE AS OFFICE VISITS

WEEKEND/ EVENING /SAME DAY
APPOINTMENTS, STOP
MISSING WORK

avoid traffic jams, missed
appointments and psychiatrist
waiting rooms
prescriptions sent directly to
pharmacy and local
laboratory via ehr

see a psychiatrist
of your choice
at your convenience

highly qualified psychiatrist,
ethical practices,
following apa guidelines
dedicated clinicians, effective
treatment and
management of symptoms
see a board certified,
licensed and
insured psychiatrist online

Dr. Valeria Serban

Medical School

University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest, Romania

Neurology Residency Training

University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest, Romania

Master of Philosophy (M.Ph.) - Neuroscience

NYS Institute for Basic Research, New York

Internal Medicine Residency

Temple University Hospital, Pennsylvania

Neurology Residency

Temple University Hospital, Pennsylvania

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Neuroscience

NYS Institute for Basic Research, City University of New York - Graduate Center

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Electromyography - American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)
Neuromuscular Medicine - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Recertification - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

Board Certified Psychiatrist with Multiple State Licenses MBBS (MD)

Dr. Valeria Serban is an experienced, Board Certified geriatric psychiatrist practicing general adult psychiatry and specializing in Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Valeria Serban has a background in neuroscience and has completed her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the NYS Institute for Basic Research, City University of New York. She also obtained a Fellowship in Neurophysiology from Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

As a geriatric psychiatrist, Dr. Serban can help individuals between 18 to 120 years, with age-related cognitive decline like delirium, depression, dementia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and other medical conditions resulting in psychiatric symptoms.

Dr. Tony Issac

Medical School
St. George's University: School of Medicine
Psychiatry Residency Training
Richmond University Medical Center: affiliate of Mount Sinai Health Network
Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Psychobiology
Binghamton University- State University of New York
Board Certification
American Board of Preventative Medicine- Addiction Medicine, Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology- Psychiatry, Board Certification

Board Certified Psychiatrist in New York & New Jersey (MD)

Dr Tony Isaac is a double Board certified Psychiatrist with nine years experience practicing psychiatry. He provides compassionate discreet psychiatric evaluations, and psychiatric care services including medication management, and psychotherapy. Dr Isaac treats a wide range of psychiatric conditions including insomnia, panic attacks, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He conducts suicide assessments, and acute stabilization and will work with your family and employer to provide support.

Dr Issac also provides follow up appointments, and psychiatric services including psychotherapy and sensitive medication titration. Dr Issac can work with you to achieve a collaborative treatment plan and work towards recovery and healing.

Dr Issac is available for same day appointments during emergencies and is available for weekend appointments to ensure that you receive the care and the folow up which you deserve.

Dr. Gundu Reddy

Medical School
The United Medical Dental Schools of Guys Kings and St Thomas' at King's College London
Psychiatry Residency Training
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training
NYU Psychoanalytic Institute
Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry Neurology

Board Certified Psychiatrist with Multiple State Licenses MBBS (MD)

Dr. Gundu Reddy is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with fifteen years of experience practicing clinical psychiatry. She also has ten years of experience practicing forensic psychiatry. Dr. Reddy has trained in medication management, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Dr. Reddy has a special interest in integrative psychiatry and believes that multiple factors should be considered when evaluating and treating a patient. That includes genetic and developmental factors, medical illness, nutrition, hormones, as well as environmental and dynamic factors.

Dr. Valeria Serban

Dr. Tony Issac

Dr. Gundu Reddy

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About GABA Telepsychiatry

Why GABA
Telepsychiatry?

GABA Telepsychiatry is a unique practice, where the psychiatrist, Chicago, offers the closest possible approximation to traditional psychiatric services in a telepsychiatry format.

All affiliated practitioners are US-licensed, trained, and insured psychiatrists, who are screened, verified, and are known to follow US Psychiatry guidelines and standards of care. Safe, ethical, legal, and effective psychiatric services are ensured.

The purpose is to provide the highest quality care to patients, who otherwise would not be able to access care from the psychiatrist, Chicago, of their choice, either because of geographic location or scheduling difficulty.

Effective business processes, efficient back office, and software automation allow more extended visits and a stronger focus on patient care.

How are we
different?

Services are provided by a psychiatrist, Chicago and other locations through a HIPAA compliant video platform as if you were in the office. Patients are not treated via phone or text message.

The same practices and guidelines are followed as an in-office visit, achieving the same results and safety standards. We are not a ‘text your psychiatrist,’ or ‘therapy on demand,’ app.

Peer psychiatrist networks provide guidance and supervision, and we offer comprehensive services with medication management, psychotherapy modalities, as well as screening for medical causes of illness.

Traditional practice model and standards of care are combined with some concierge features including:

Medical provider liaison, more extended patient visits, and your dedicated liaison to assist with scheduling, billing, lab work, and prescriptions.

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Concierge Features A Traditional Service

Psychiatric treatment protocols have been developed and refined over hundreds of years, through trial. This is why it is essential that they are adhered to where possible.

Before the emergence of telemedicine the only option was to see a psychiatrist, Chicago, was in the office. Although telepsychiatry is a more practical option for most people, it is important not to lose quality of care when conducting psychiatry visits in a telemedicine setting. Ideally a telepsychiatry visit should be the same as an office visit, exactly the same rules, regulations and standards of care should apply.

Some concierge features which have been added include the dedicated liaison for assistance with billing, scheduling, lab work, and prescription, as although automated, requires more patient initiative than an office visit.

Slightly longer psychiatrist visits return to a more traditional model and are one of the benefits of the private and group psychiatrist practice model over large clinics and hospitals, where layers of corporate overheads and insurance cuts lead to shorter patient visits to cut costs.

Traditional Psychiatry Visits Made Easy

Traditionally, patients would sometimes travel for hours to see a psychiatrist, Chicago. If unable to attend their appointment, they will still be charged for the visit.

Patients would have to use up their sick days or take time away from their business to attend appointments. Finding a psychiatrist, Chicago on evenings or weekends was hard. People who travelled for work or took long summer vacations would have to miss appointments and would have trouble obtaining prescriptions.

It is essential that patients are not punished for having a productive and full life. The goal is to provide high-quality treatment for everyone, regardless of their lifestyle or location.

Billing, scheduling, and inquiries can be conducted through a patient portal. Prescriptions can be sent directly to the local pharmacy via Electronic Health Records, or can be mailed to the home. A dedicated liaison is available for assistance should there be difficulty with any of these processes.

Do I need to see a psychiatrist?

Most Americans are not aware that their symptoms are treatable and continue to suffer in silence despite prolonged misery or disability.

Do I Need To See A Psychiatrist, Chicago?

Millions of Americans suffer through no fault of their own despite having access to care. The result of which is that people suffer from poor work performance, relationship problems, marital discord, health problems due to inability to care for themselves. Most people who are motivated to receive treatment will find that their symptoms can improve with a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and close medical management even if a partial resolution of symptoms can lead to a dramatic improvement in the quality of life and reduction in suffering.

Common reasons to see a psychiatrist, Chicago:

  • Anxiety, dysthymia, irritability, loss of enjoyment in activities, fatigue, inadequate attention, poor concentration.
  • Anger, guilty feelings, social phobia, panic attacks, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety, obsessive thought, compulsions.
  • Insomnia, sleeping too much, early morning waking, excessive drinking, binge eating, loss of appetite, anorexia, paranoid feelings.
  • Hearing voices, seeing things, feelings of confusion, excessive premenstrual dysfunction

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Why GABA Telepsychiatry?

Some COnditions We Treat

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Your GABA Telepsychiatry Visit​

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A GABA tele-psychiatry staff member will be assigned to you to help you fill in the online questionnaire and liaise with your primary care doctor.

STEP 1 – Your Intake

You will fill in our online intake forms. If you’re having difficulty filling in our questionnaire online, you may ask to be connected to a staff member either by phone or via our secure tele platform and he or he will help you fill in your paperwork. We will connect you to Gaba Tele-psychiatry’s video platform

YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS

We will collect your medical records from your primary care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, we will help you connect to a local provider or urgent care franchise, (if you are traveling) which will accept your insurance.

YOUR DEDICATED LIAISON

A Gaba Tele-psychiatry dedicated staff member will help you navigate the process of scheduling, filling in of intake forms, payment, obtaining prescriptions, bloodworms & medical records.

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You will see the Psychychiatrist for a comprehensive evaluation.

STEP 1 – Your Intake

You will fill in our online intake forms. If you’re having difficulty filling in our questionnaire online, you may ask to be connected to a staff member either by phone or via our secure tele platform and he or he will help you fill in your paperwork. We will connect you to Gaba Tele-psychiatry’s video platform

YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS

We will collect your medical records from your primary care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, we will help you connect to a local provider or urgent care franchise, (if you are traveling) which will accept your insurance.

YOUR DEDICATED LIAISON

A Gaba Tele-psychiatry dedicated staff member will help you navigate the process of scheduling, filling in of intake forms, payment, obtaining prescriptions, bloodworms & medical records.

STEP 2 – Psychiatric History & Evaluation

You will see a psychiatrist, Chicago, via a Gaba tele-psychiatry platform for your evaluation. To get the most out of your visit, try to make sure you are in a private room without any background noise, an adequate speed internet connection and a backup phone should there be any interruption to your internet service.

YOU WILL SEE THE PSYCHIATRIST

The psychiatrist, Chicago, will ask about your current and past symptoms, including your family, developmental, occupational, relationship history, psychiatric & medical history, as well as your personality style and coping strategies.

YOUR TREATMENT PLAN

Your medical and psychiatric symptoms, history, responses to medications psychotherapy and other treatment will be used to formulate a treatment plan.

Your Medical/ Nutrition Evaluation

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Medical evaluation will include nutrition and hormonal factors affecting mood as well as screening for underlying medial problems causing mood distrurbance.

Step 3 – Medical Evaluation

Gaba Telepsychiatry has a policy to screen possible medical causes of psychiatric illness. This includes:
  • lab work for thyroid function
  • sex hormones including estrogen
  • progesterone and testosterone levels
  • heavy metal toxicity including lead
  • and mercury levels. We also screen anemia, vitamin D , vitamin B12 & iodine deficiency.
We also screen for symptoms of sleep apnea, insomnia, diabetes and other factors which may be exacerbating psychiatric symptoms. We will send a prescription to your local quest diagnostics where you can go for blood works. Otherwise you can see your primary care provider for blood work. We will follow up on your medical records
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If you are traveling we can help and connect you to a local urgent care center of primary care doctor in your area. 

Step 3 – Medical Evaluation

Gaba Telepsychiatry has a policy to screen possible medical causes of psychiatric illness. This includes:
  • lab work for thyroid function
  • sex hormones including estrogen
  • progesterone and testosterone levels
  • heavy metal toxicity including lead
  • and mercury levels. We also screen anemia, vitamin D , vitamin B12 & iodine deficiency.
We also screen for symptoms of sleep apnea, insomnia, diabetes and other factors which may be exacerbating psychiatric symptoms. We will send a prescription to your local quest diagnostics where you can go for blood works. Otherwise you can see your primary care provider for blood work. We will follow up on your medical records

Step 4 – Nutrition Evaluation

There will be an optional nutritional evaluation where you will be asked to keep a food diary:

Gaba Tele-psychiatry does not prescribe expensive supplements. Most patients rarely need to take anything more than omega 3, multivitamins, which can either be bought over the counter at your local pharmacy or may be covered by your insurance.

Our psychiatrist, Chicago, may prescribe extra supplements if there is a specific deficiency e.g. iron or folate, vitamin D or thiamine- depending on the deficiency. We also monitor correct control of diabetes, factors in your diet which may be causing fluctuations in blood sugar and factors affecting your mood and anxiety levels. This is all a very important part of the initial evaluation.

Your Treatment plan

Your Treatment plan may consist of the following features

  1. Screening for causes of symptoms
  2. Education and information
  3. Treating medical/ nutritional endocrine causes of symptoms e.g. sleep apnea
  4. Lifestyle changes e.g. exercise, diet, sleep hygiene
  5. Choosing the correct therapy modality if desired / recommended
  6. Selecting the correct medication regime if required
  7. Careful monitoring and titration

Frequently asked questions about telepsychiatry in Florida.

Telepsychiatry is the same as in a psychiatrist office visit. Precisely the same rules, regulations and standards of care apply. Psychiatrists must be licensed, insured and certified in the State where they are practicing. They must follow APA guidelines and standards of care.

TELEPSYCHIATRY SAFE PRACTICES & GUIDELINES

Telepsychiatry is as safe and private as an office visit if practiced correctly: Psychiatrists must see patients via an encrypted HIPAA compliant platform. Notes must be stored on a secure cloud-based Electronic Health Records software. The same data security rules apply for Telehealth.

TELEPSYCHIATRY SAFE PRACTICES & GUIDELINES

There is an increasing amount of research demonstrating telepsychiatry to be as effective as in-office visits and in some cases more effective. Reasons for the high efficacy of telepsychiatry include a patient having a more excellent choice in of psychiatrist or specialist treatment with less geographic limitation and higher compliance rates due to more convenient access to appointments.

TELEPSYCHIATRY SAFE PRACTICES & GUIDELINES

Telepsychiatry is favorable for people who want to see a particular psychiatrist but are limited by location, weather conditions, access to childcare, or who need specialist treatment. If you travel for work, if you merely dislike traveling to appointments and psychiatrist waiting rooms, or you need evening or weekend appointments, telepsychiatry may be right for you.

TELEPSYCHIATRY SAFE PRACTICES & GUIDELINES

Telepsychiatry is the same as in a psychiatrist office visit. Precisely the same rules, regulations and standards of care apply. Psychiatrists must be licensed, insured and certified in the State where they are practicing. They must follow APA guidelines and standards of care.

Telepsychiatry is as safe and private as an office visit if practiced correctly: Psychiatrists must see patients via an encrypted HIPAA compliant platform. Notes must be stored on a secure cloud-based Electronic Health Records software. The same data security rules apply for Telehealth.

There is an increasing amount of research demonstrating telepsychiatry to be as effective as in-office visits and in some cases more effective. Reasons for the high efficacy of telepsychiatry include a patient having a more excellent choice in of psychiatrist or specialist treatment with less geographic limitation and higher compliance rates due to more convenient access to appointments.

Telepsychiatry is favorable for people who want to see a particular psychiatrist but are limited by location, weather conditions, access to childcare, or who need specialist treatment. If you travel for work, if you merely dislike traveling to appointments and psychiatrist waiting rooms, or you need evening or weekend appointments, telepsychiatry may be right for you.

Dr. Valeria Serban

Medical School

University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest, Romania

Neurology Residency Training

University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest, Romania

Master of Philosophy (M.Ph.) - Neuroscience

NYS Institute for Basic Research, New York

Internal Medicine Residency

Temple University Hospital, Pennsylvania

Neurology Residency

Temple University Hospital, Pennsylvania

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Neuroscience

NYS Institute for Basic Research, City University of New York - Graduate Center

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Electromyography - American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)
Neuromuscular Medicine - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Recertification - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

Board Certified Psychiatrist with Multiple State Licenses MBBS (MD)

Dr. Valeria Serban is an experienced, Board Certified geriatric psychiatrist practicing general adult psychiatry and specializing in Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Valeria Serban has a background in neuroscience and has completed her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the NYS Institute for Basic Research, City University of New York. She also obtained a Fellowship in Neurophysiology from Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

As a geriatric psychiatrist, Dr. Serban can help individuals above 65 with age-related cognitive decline like delirium, depression, dementia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and other medical conditions resulting in psychiatric symptoms.

Dr. Tony Issac

Medical School
St. George's University: School of Medicine
Psychiatry Residency Training
Richmond University Medical Center: affiliate of Mount Sinai Health Network
Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Psychobiology
Binghamton University- State University of New York
Board Certification
American Board of Preventative Medicine - Addiction Medicine, Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Psychiatry, Board Certification

Board Certified Psychiatrist in New York & New Jersey (MD)

Dr Tony Isaac is a double Board certified Psychiatrist with nine years experience practicing psychiatry. He provides compassionate discreet psychiatric evaluations, and psychiatric care services including medication management, and psychotherapy. Dr Isaac treats a wide range of psychiatric conditions including insomnia, panic attacks, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He conducts suicide assessments, and acute stabilization and will work with your family and employer to provide support.

Dr Issac also provides follow up appointments, and psychiatric services including psychotherapy and sensitive medication titration. Dr Issac can work with you to achieve a collaborative treatment plan and work towards recovery and healing.

Dr Issac is available for same day appointments during emergencies and is available for weekend appointments to ensure that you receive the care and the folow up which you deserve.

Dr. Gundu Reddy

Medical School
The United Medical Dental Schools of Guys Kings and St Thomas' at King's College London
Psychiatry Residency Training
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training
NYU Psychoanalytic Institute
Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry Neurology

Board Certified Psychiatrist with Multiple State Licenses MBBS (MD)

Dr. Gundu Reddy is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with fifteen years of experience practicing clinical psychiatry. She also has ten years of experience practicing forensic psychiatry. Dr. Reddy has trained in medication management, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Dr. Reddy has a special interest in integrative psychiatry and believes that multiple factors should be considered when evaluating and treating a patient. That includes genetic and developmental factors, medical illness, nutrition, hormones, as well as environmental and dynamic factors.