Telepsychiatry With Dr. Ashley Gardner
While Dr. Ashley Gardner sees patients in her office in Wylie, Pathway Psychiatry also offers online services, referred to as “telemedicine” or “telepsychiatry.” This allows Dr. Gardner to see patients throughout the state of Texas.
What Is Telepsychiatry or Telemedicine?
Telepsychiatry is a subcategory of telemedicine – a type of health care that is offered through the use of video based applications (similar to Skype or FaceTime). With telepsychiatry, Dr. Gardner is able to provide professional evaluations and recommendations to patients who may not be able to travel to the office for a face-to-face visit, or prefer the convenience of video-visits.
Many patients wonder how telepsychiatry will differ from traditional therapy or medication management appointments with a psychiatrist. While some may be worried that they will not enjoy a consultation over video, there are multiple benefits to consider, including:
Convenience and comfort
Complete video calls wherever you feel most relaxed and at ease, from the comfort of your own home. Even if that means staying in your pajamas.
Avoid delays and added expenses
There is no need to worry about getting stuck in traffic when on your way to an appointment, and long drives and expensive stops at the gas station will no longer be required.
Individuals living in more rural areas will have all the same opportunities as those residing in a densely populated city, including having access to some of the best mental health care professionals available.
Many patients can become frustrated when they have to take time off work or away from their family to attend appointments. Telepsychiatry gives individuals the ability to minimize this time.
How does Telepsychiatry work?
Telepsychiatry works much like a normal in office session. The only difference is the appointment will be conducted via video instead of in person. If you have any questions about accessing or joining your appointment with Dr. Gardner, please see the link to instructions below.
Services Offered By Pathway Psychiatry & Counseling Center
Dr. Gardner provides a wide range of telepsychiatry services for various mental disorders and conditions. Dr. Gardner will work with patients to find treatment methods that work best for them and their unique situations.
Trauma related disorders
And other psychiatric diagnoses
Schedule a Consultation Today!
One of the most beneficial aspects of telepsychiatry is that it allows patients the ability to reach out to a mental health professional and quickly schedule an appointment. At Pathway Psychiatry, we strive to schedule most new patients within a week of when they reach out to us.