Medications for an Emergency

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Several people recently requested medications to have on hand in case an emergency disrupts the supply. Here are some guidelines for these requests. This is from a useful post written by a doctor after a local emergency… “Ask your doctor for an additional prescription, explain what you’re doing and tell your doctor the meds will be going into storage,” says …

Webcam Appointments March 2020

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I will be seeing my patients via webcam for at least the next two weeks. Your appointment will be at the same time, but to join the meeting you will need a smartphone or computer with Chrome, Safari or Firefox and a camera.  Most smartphones and computers (except for work computers that block video conferencing) should work. You can find out …

Coronavirus CDC

COVID-19 or Coronavirus and GPS

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The current projections for COVID-19 coronavirus expansion in the US are only probable, due to continued insufficient worldwide data, but it is most likely to be widespread in the US by mid to late March and April. We have been monitoring the news from the CDC and the American Medical Association and will continue to do so. Here at Gateway …

Refill Dilemmas

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“Why do you only give me a month’s supply of medication when you approve refills?” This is a pretty common question and I thought a blog post might be a good way of discussing the issues. After all a refill is a quick thing to handle, right? You call a number and press a few numbers, go onto your iPhone …

Los Altos Office

New Los Altos Office Replaces Mountain View

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Our Mountain View Office is moving to Los Altos. The last day in the current office will be Friday, January 17th. The first day in the new office will be Tuesday, January 21 (the day after the MLK holiday). The Los Altos office is newer, has convenient parking on site, and has two excellent coffee shops across the road. We …

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CBASP Advanced Training and Certification for Gateway Therapists – Update

Peter Forster About GPS, Best Practices, Major Depression, Treatments of Depression Leave a Comment

Gateway Psychiatric was established with the belief that in order to give our patients the best care possible, it is necessary to invest heavily in training for the clinical staff. We particularly focus on evidence based practices that have been shown to address significant problems facing our patients. Since chronic depression is one of the most common problems seen in …

Pharmacy Apps

Pharmacy Apps

Peter Forster About GPS, Best Practices, Physical Conditions and Health Leave a Comment

One of the most perplexing things about our healthcare system is how complicated it can make even simple tasks. This is particularly true when the issue involves sharing information among providers of care. Elsewhere we have talked about the “silo” problem and why it has motivated us to develop a clinic that tries to provide integrated care. Here I want …

Home Blood Draws

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Would home blood draws (or office blood draws for that matter) be helpful? Obtaining routine blood work can be an essential part of your treatment if you have a mood disorder and are on medications as it is very important to know the levels in your blood reached by mood-stabilizing drugs. Finding time however to get your labs done can …