Telemedicine makes it easy to meet with a mental health professional from the comfort of your own home or office. Advanced Psychiatric Care has offices available in Neptune, New Jersey and Toms River, NJ, but additionally has online appointments available to residents throughout the state of New Jersey. Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are exclusively only scheduling Telehealth appointments and are no longer scheduling in person appointments.
Alexander Iofin, MD, is a Psychiatrist who offers telemedicine evaluations and appointments to clients with a goal to make mental health care accessible and convenient. Call the office or request online to schedule a telemedicine evaluation or appointment today.
Telemedicine uses technologies like the internet, tablets, cellphones or computers to exchange mental health information securely. It provides a quick and convenient way to meet with Dr. Iofin, even if you’re too busy to visit his office in person.
Telemedicine was first invented more than 40 years ago, but it’s become increasingly popular over the last few years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Telemedicine allows Dr. Iofin to continue seeing patients in a safe and convenient enviornment.
Telemedicine offers various benefits, including:
If you have children or care for an elderly loved one, finding a babysitter or substitute caretaker can be nearly impossible. With telemedicine, you don’t have to leave home. You can meet with Dr. Iofin and still maintain your responsibilities.
Visiting the psychiatrist in person requires you to sit in a waiting room. This can put you at risk if you’re immunocompromised or undergoing cancer treatment. Scheduling a telemedicine visit means you can consult with Dr. Iofin without risking your physical health.
Talking about your feelings, outlook, and behavior takes lots of courage. Discussing these things with someone in a new environment can be overwhelming. With telemedicine, you can stay in a familiar setting. This makes it easier to talk about challenging emotions.
Dr. Iofin tailors telemedicine visits to each individual’s needs.
At the beginning of your consultation, he completes a psychiatric evaluation. Dr. Iofin asks about the reason for your visit and the symptoms you’re experiencing. He quizzes you about your feelings and behavior patterns and has you complete a comprehensive questionnaire.
Dr. Iofin compares your responses to the criteria for various mental health disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). If you meet the guidelines for a specific condition, Dr. Iofin develops a personalized treatment plan.
Dr. Iofin uses telemedicine to diagnose various mental health disorders, including:
Treatment typically features a multi-step approach, including medication management, healthy lifestyle changes, and counseling.
Call Advance Psychiatric Care, P.A., to schedule a telemedicine consultation or request an appointment online today.