What type of patients do you see? Women ages 18 and over residing in Virginia who would benefit from pharmacological treatment of their symptoms as related to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD and more. This is not a therapy practice. Do you accept insurance? We accept most Carefirst and Federal BlueCross BlueShield plans. Other BCBS plans must be checked for coverage.
You don't accept my insurance. Can I still see you? Of course! You can be seen as a private pay patient. Current rates:
$350 for consultations up to 60 minutes
$175 for follow up visits up to 30 minutes
Payment is due on the day of the visit and is charged to a credit card that is left on file. A receipt will be made available so that you may submit for reimbursement from your insurance company if you have out of network benefits. On average, people get 50-80% of the cost of their visits reimbursed by their insurance company.
How do I request a consultation? Complete the questionnaire here. If approved, you will be informed and placed on the rolling waitlist. When appointment slots are available, a $50 deposit will be required. This will be applied to your visit cost and any future fees incurred as a patient of the practice. No show appointments will not be rescheduled under any circumstances. We understand that your time and money are valuable and, as a result, will immediately inform you if we do not feel the practice will best meet your needs.
Can I request an appointment for someone else? No. Potential patients are encouraged to submit a consultation request on their own to ensure that they are willing and understanding of treatment.
What should I expect with the first visit? A consultation consists of up to 60 minutes with Dr. Odukoya during which you will be asked a number of questions about your history. At the end of the visit, the doctor will share a preliminary diagnosis and treatment plan. In a few cases, a consultation may require an additional visit before an assessment and plan can be made. The consultation and the first few visits represent an ongoing assessment to determine the final diagnosis and treatment plan, as well as whether our practice is appropriate for your needs. The consultation does not guarantee immediate prescribing of medication nor ongoing treatment. Forms are not completed for new patients.
How do I prepare for my visit? Prior to your first appointment, you will be charged a $100 deposit to hold your appointment and then directed to electronically complete a number of forms through a secure online portal no later than 72 hours prior to your appointment. If you have previous records or recent labwork done, please send them through the portal or have them faxed to (301) 880-0925 prior to your first visit.
How often will I need to be seen? In the beginning of treatment, you will usually be seen once a month for a minimum of 3 months. As improvement is achieved, you will be seen less frequently up to a maximum gap of every 3 months.
Once I'm a patient, how do I contact the doctor when I have questions? We utilize messaging through a HIPPA compliant secure portal, Luminello, for communication. This provides more security than email and text messaging while still allowing for timely and effective communication. The portal also allows you to access treatment plans, invoices for insurance, appointment times, and a number of other useful features.
Do you provide crisis care? Due to the small size of the practice we are not able to provide crisis care. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with your local crisis number on theresources pageand call 911 or go to your local emergency room for psychiatric emergencies.
I can't make my appointment anymore. What do I do? Please cancel at least 48 hours in advance if you're a new patient and 24 hours in advance for follow ups. We do not double book so your time is reserved specifically for you. No shows and late cancellations will be charged the full cost of the appointment.
How to I start my visit? We offer HIPPA compliant telehealth visits through DoxyMe. If you are scheduled for a telepsychiatry visit, please go hereat the time of your visit to wait in the virtual waiting room until the doctor arrives. I'm having problems with the portal. What should I do? If you are having portal related difficulties, please go to Luminello's help support pagehere. If the issue is preventing you from sending a message that you need to get to the doctor right away, please give us a call at (703) 962-1321.
What is your stance on controlled substances? Dr. Odukoya strongly believes that controlled substances such as benzodiazepines and stimulants should be used sparingly and for a limited period of time due to the risks associated with long term use. She favors the integration of skills, therapy, and lifestyle changes with nonaddictive medications to manage the symptoms that often lead to the use of these medications. The prescription monitoring program is monitored regularly and patients found to be abusing controlled substances will be discharged from the practice.
Do you do disability, worker's compensation, emotional support animal, or forensic evaluations? No, we do not.