FAQ’s

We offer a wide spectrum of services including psychiatric evaluation, consultation, psychotherapy, and medication management. We treat children, adolescents and adults with ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, PTSD, OCD, phobia, women’s health,  marital discord, and many more. Our clinician practices a patient-centered and collaborative approach with other specialists including therapists/psychologists and physicians.

At Novus Beginning Psychiatry PLLC, we do not see patients with following conditions:

Active suicidal or homicidal ideations

Self-harm behaviors and suicidal attempts within last 3 months

Active eating disorder and substance use

We are licensed to practice only in Texas for now.

Yes, at Novus Beginning Psychiatry, we offer online/virtual visits via HIPAA compliant audio-video platform Orchid. It allows you to make secure payments, book appointments, and join video visits.

Yes, we understand audio-visit appointments may not be best for your situation. During our 15 minutes free phone call, we will determine if in-person or online visit will work best for you. Our office is located at 120 Eldridge Rd, Sugar Land TX, 77478. There is ample free parking available for you.

You can request a free 15-min initial phone consultation with us by visiting the “New Clients” tab. During the phone call, we will discuss what you are looking for in treatment and to see if our practice might be the right fit for you. If we both agree to move forward, we will schedule an initial diagnostic appointment.

During the first appointment, we will sit down and listen to you, review your medical, psychiatric, social history, and work with you to figure out what may be causing your psychiatric symptoms.  We will clarify your diagnosis and make individualized treatment recommendations, and referral resources. Our physician will also review your past medical records and talk to your other providers, if necessary. 

Disclaimer:  The first evaluation does not establish an ongoing treatment relationship. Our doctor will help you locate resources to other specialists or treatment programs if you require a higher level of psychiatric care. 

Our doctor will work with you to form a personalized treatment plan to determine the follow-up visitations based on your clinical diagnosis. Typically, patients are seen between every 2 weeks and/or every 2 months for medication management depending on the complexity of clinical diagnosis. For concurrent therapy and medication visits, patients are seen weekly or biweekly.

We like to dedicate our time providing excellent care to you. Therefore, we do not directly work with insurance companies. However, many insurance companies offer out-of-network benefits, which may allow you to be reimbursed for services rendered by our doctor. We can provide you with billing invoices through our secure portal that you can submit to insurers for possible reimbursement. 

You can pay with a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or any major credit/debit card.

 

Alert: Novus Beginning Psychiatry PLLC is NOT a Medicare and Medicaid provider. The law prohibits us from taking cash payments if you have Medicare/Medicaid, please inform us during our initial 15-minute phone call.

The rate varies with the type of visit. We strive to meet you at the level of payment you are able to pay. We work with you to set up payment plans.

Yes. If a patient has clinical diagnosis (e.g., anxiety disorder or pediatric ADHD), they may need stimulant or benzodiazepine medications. We can prescribe these classes of medication for in-person visits only in our sugar land TX location.

We do request previous records from your other doctors and review prior prescriptions for controlled substances using the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program. However, often will try to use alternative treatment options in-place of controlled substances if appropriate.

 

We do not prescribe controlled substances for online/virtual visits.

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