Dr. Reid likes to focus on the family unit and will ideally meet with both parents and the patient during the initial visit. She will first meet with everyone together and then may meet alone with the child. At times, she will meet with the parents by themselves. She will ask multiple questions related to what brought you to her office and some that may seem unrelated but that are still important to make a complete differential diagnosis. For some cases this may take two separate appointments because she wants to really understand the problem and make the best possible recommendations. She will also get your child's weight, height, blood pressure and pulse and get a thorough medical history. At the end, she will discuss her assessment and treatment plan. This will include a working diagnosis, any diagnosis that we are considering based on symptoms and also what information we may still need to gather from other physicians, therapists or teachers. She will then make recommendations for treatment which may include things such as medications, referral for individual and/or family therapy or parent training classes.
Depending on the nature of your chief complaint, the age of your child and number of treatment modalities these visits range between 20-30 minutes. If your child is on medications we will discuss how the medications are working, side effects and ongoing goals for treatments. Additionally, we may do brief supportive, cognitive or behavioral therapy. Dr. Reid may meet alone with the patient and then with the patient and parent/guardians. She will constantly be working with you to reassess and evaluate our diagnosis, symptoms and treatment plan. Please be sure to bring any teacher feedback, rating scales or other new pertinent information with you.
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North Texas Child Psychiatry