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Telepsychiatry Specialist

Lori Jenkins, APN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC -  - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Mind and Body Healthcare

Lori Jenkins, APN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner & Mental Health Provider serving Tennessee and Kentucky

If you’re unable to travel or you find it hard to take ample time off from work or school to attend appointments, telepsychiatry from Lori Jenkins, APN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, at Mind and Body Healthcare is a convenient option. Through telepsychiatry, she can bring treatment directly to patients throughout Tennessee and Kentucky. This is a convenient option that makes receiving treatment possible in many circumstances where it may not be possible otherwise. To find out if telepsychiatry is a good fit for your psychiatric needs, use the online booking tool or email Mind and Body Healthcare to schedule an appointment today.

Telepsychiatry Q & A

What is telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry is a subset of telemedicine that allows patients to receive psychiatric services via telecommunications.

Telepsychiatry is an alternative to in-person psychiatric services, making it ideal if you live in rural areas, have severe anxiety that makes it hard to go out in public, or you need to reduce time off from work or school for appointments.

How does telepsychiatry work?

Telepsychiatry is similar to traditional psychiatry appointments. Lori conducts remote psychiatric evaluations, patient education, therapy sessions, and medication management via telepsychiatry. 

Instead of visiting the practice, an appointment with Lori via telepsychiatry takes place over a video conferencing platform. Both face-to-face psychiatry and telepsychiatry appointments adhere to the same guidelines and format. 

Before your appointment, make a list of concerns or topics to discuss that you may go over with Lori. Together you may identify the relevant issues and goals during your scheduled telepsychiatry appointment using video conferencing.

Lori creates and implements a treatment plan identified through joint decision making, prescribes medication, refers you to other providers if needed, and schedules follow-up appointments.

Is telepsychiatry an effective treatment method?

Telepsychiatry is equivalent to face-to-face care, according to research conducted by the American Psychiatric Association, offering the same diagnostic accuracy, quality of care, treatment effectiveness, and patient satisfaction levels. 

Some people find telepsychiatry preferable to in-person psychiatry appointments, such as those with autism or patients with physical limitations that make it difficult to attend in person.

What problems does telepsychiatry address?

You can receive telepsychiatry treatment to address almost any issue that would prompt you to visit a mental health care provider in person. Studies show telepsychiatry is an effective treatment method for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.

In addition to PTSD and depression, you may also request telepsychiatry services from Lori to treat or discuss:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Grief
  • Life changes
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders 

Lori offers telepsychiatry services to both adults and children. To find out if telepsychiatry services can help you feel better, email Mind and Body Healthcare or schedule an appointment online today. Lori and her staff will be happy to contact you.