What type of patients do you see? FemPsych, LLC is geared towards working with women who would benefit from pharmacological treatment of their symptoms as related to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD and more. At present Dr. Odukoya does not provide stand alone therapy services but works with therapists in the community for those who have that need. Do you accept insurance? We accept most Carefirst and Federal BlueCross BlueShield plans. Other BCBS plans must be checked for coverage. Otherwise, we are private pay. This means that the full cost of an appointment ($300 for consultations up to 75 minutes, $150 for follow up visits up to 30 minutes)is due on the day of the visit and is charged to a credit card that is left on file. However, we will provide a receipt that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement if you so choose. Our patients get 50-80% of the cost of their visits reimbursed by their insurance and usually get this back within a month depending on the company.
We encourage you to contact your insurance company to find out if you have out of network benefits and how much you would get reimbursed for the following codes: 90792, 99204, and 99205 for new visits and 99213, 99214, 99215, 90833 for follow ups. You may also consider using this appwhich can submit bills to your insurance company on your behalf for a small percentage.
Please note that at present, Dr. Odukoya is unable to see any patients with any form of Medicare.
How do I request a consultation? To make a request for a consultation, click here and fill out the questionnaire. You will receive a response within 1 business day through the portal. We understand that your time and money are valuable and, as a result, try to use these assessments to determine whether the practice will meet your needs. If Dr. Odukoya believes you would be better served by another type of treatment, she will inform you.
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? Your first visit will consist of a consultation of up to 75 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.
Please be aware that 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, completion of forms, or continued treatment. If the doctor believes that you would benefit from an alternative treatment during this time period, she will share this with you.
How do I prepare for my visit? Prior to your appointment, you will be directed to register and electronically complete a number of forms through a secure online portal. If you would like the doctor to have or review your previous records, or if you have had 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. 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 secure portal 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, super bills for insurance, appointment times, and a number of other useful features.
Do you provide crisis care? As our practice is small, we are not geared towards providing 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 let us know at least 24 hours in advance. 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. Please note that if you are an established patient, you are responsible for rescheduling your appointment before you run out of medication.
Do you offer video visits? Yes! We offer video visits for added convenience to patients that live in Virginia through DoxyMe, a secure online platform. With telepsychiatry, you are guaranteed the same personalized care as in person visits . This is offered to both new and established patients at no additional charge. 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. Please note that telepsychiatry visits are not available to new patients on controlled substances and that in some circumstances, in person visits may be recommended by the doctor.
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 or you believe that a consultation request may not have been received as a result of a technical error, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The weather is bad. Is the office still open? At times the office may close for inclement weather. If your appointment falls on a day when there is inclement weather, you will be informed of any scheduling changes via phone or portal message and will be offered an opportunity to reschedule or convert your visit to a telepsychiatry video visit.
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.