URMILA PAI, M.D.
Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment/Consultation
An in-depth interview reviewing current and past psychiatric history in the context of medical conditions and psychosocial factors will be conducted. Then together, we will formulate a treatment plan and discuss treatment options.
Medication Management and Follow-Up Visits
Medications are often a part of psychiatric treatment. I strive to help my patients understand all the benefits and potential risks of medication options that are available. If there is reluctance to starting medication, together we will explore other options. When medications are recommended for treatment and started, it takes strong clinical acumen to provide medications at the lowest necessary dose to elicit a specific response. At times, existing medication regimens are reevaluated to assess the need for a change in dose, a change in medication or discontinuation of medication. Follow-up visits generally are to assess your progress in the context of your treatment goals. Concerns about medications ( i.e. side effects) are also addressed.
Integrative Medicine is a holistic approach taking into account the whole person incorporating various lifestyle changes (i.e. exercise, dietary and nutritional modifications). Integrative strategies may be utilized in conjunction with or in place of conventional strategies as per individual need.
Treatment Team Approach
For the purposes of continuity of care and for the practice of good medicine, I collaborate with therapists, psychologists, pediatricians, family physicians and other medical practitioners regularly. I believe this is crucial in order to provide the best treatment for my patients.
I strive towards helping my patients achieve a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life. I believe in being flexible and individualizing treatment as per the need of each patient. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment that will enable patients to achieve and maintain their highest level of emotional and mental well being.