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Therapy, Medications & Integrative Medicine

Welcome to Beata Lewis MD

Integrative Therapy & Psychiatry for Children, Adolescents and Adults

Diagnostic evaluations, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology and integrative medicine. Treatment for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD. Individual and couples therapy. Empowering individuals through knowledge on their journey to health and wellness. Transforming psychiatry through integration of conventional and alternative approaches.

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AN ORGANIZED APPROACH TO OPTIMAL HEALTH

In the presence of major health issues, good enough health may sound... good enough.  However, as human beings we strive for optimal wellness, happiness, and self-actualization. We want our best, not our mediocre. Optimal health is more than just the absence of disease, it is us at our best level of being in all aspects of life– mind, body, spirit, social relationships, purpose, and environment.  It is our full expression as human beings.  Achieving optimal wellness is not a weekend project.  It is a lifelong, endeavor. Addressing our health can be overwhelming, and this article will present an overview of the key areas to consider in the pursuit of wellness. Conventional medicine can address certain health issues very well. However, there are many health problems for which conventional medicine does not have satisfactory treatments.  An integrative approach to treatment gives

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NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS IN TREATMENT OF CHILD ADHD

The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) such as nutritional supplements is common in children with ADHD, regardless of whether such treatments are evidence-based. While nutritional supplements might not be ready for prime time from the evidence point of view, many consumers use them nonetheless, often without telling their physician. Asking about the use of nutritional supplements allows for a discussion of the risks and benefits of these treatments.   Nutritional supplements include macronutrients such as proteins, fats and carbohydrates, as well as micronutrient products such as vitamins and minerals. Among randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating nutritional supplements for ADHD treatment, few are of high quality, and study results are frequently inconsistent.   The essential fatty acids (EFAs) include the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and the omega-6 fatty acids arachidonic acid (AA) and

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Children and Adolescents
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TREATMENT OF CHILDHOOD ANXIETY

Anxiety is quite common in children. In fact, it is the most commonly diagnosed childhood-onset psychiatric disorder in children. At any given time 10-20% of kids are affected by some type of anxiety. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provided helpful and hopeful information about the treatment of childhood anxiety.  The Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Study (CAMS) was a randomized, placebo controlled study of 412 children, 7-17 years old, with a number of anxiety disorders (separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, and social phobia). Children were randomized into four treatment groups: 1. Sertraline alone 2. 14 sessions of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 3. A combination of sertraline and CBT 4. Placebo Sertraline, brand name Zoloft, is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), which is commonly used for the treatment of anxiety and depression in adults.

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TREATMENT

TREATMENT

FOR PATIENTS

How do I make an appointment?

Call 347.331.1713 to obtain additional information and to make an appointment.   You may also contact us at bliss@beatalewismd.com.

 

The initial adult psychiatry evaluation takes place in two sessions.  The first session is 1 hour long.

 

The initial adolescent psychiatry evaluation happens in two sessions.  In the initial appointment Dr. Lewis first speaks to the teen and then to the parents to get the teen’s perspective on what brought them for the evaluation.

 

The initial child psychiatry evaluation typically involves three sessions.  In the initial appointment Dr. Lewis meets with parents, in the second session with your child, and in the third session we speak about any findings and make a plan for how to best help your child.

 

Whether you are interested in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology or integrative medicine, the initial evaluation allow for a thorough evaluation of past and present issues so that we can make a good treatment plan.

What can I expect when I come for the initial appointment?

Please ring the bell and you will be buzzed into the waiting area. Please have a seat and your clinicians will come out to greet you. Your clinician will meet with you for the initial evaluation, collect and review any prior records or forms you bring, go over confidentiality and practice policies, and collect the payment information and payment. In the initial interview you will have the opportunity to describe your current concerns and symptoms and your prior health and treatment history. If you are coming for an initial child psychiatry or child psychotherapy appointment, please bring a toy or a book for your child and for younger children please come with a second adult who will be able to wait with your child. We have two locations: Manhattan Location: 841 Broadway, Suite 302 in Manhattan. We are located between 13th and 14th streets on Broadway. You can take the elevator to the third floor to find Suite 302. Our office is #5. Brooklyn Location: 49 8th Ave in Park Slope.

Can I use my insurance?

Dr. Lewis does not participate in any insurance as an in-network provider. We do work with all out-of-network plans. If you have out of network benefits with your insurance we will file for reimbursement for you or provide you with all the necessary forms for you to file. Please call your insurance company to check if you have out of network benefits and ask about any deductible that you might have.

 

 

 

 

                                                        • Do I have out-of-network benefits for mental health?
                                                        • Do I have a deductible for mental health services?
                                                        • At what rate will I be reimbursed for mental health services (the usual range is 50% to 80%)?

When you use your out of network benefits though the insurance you pay directly to the clinician and then file for reimbursement with your insurance company. Insurance companies take between two and six weeks on average to process reimbursement claims.

 

We can support you in this process, and are available to answer your insurance-related questions to the best of our ability.