Medication Home Delivery

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Gateway Psychiatric is happy to make medication home delivery available to its patients in the Bay Area through a partnership with Alto Pharmacy. Alto Pharmacy is dedicated to improving the pharmacy experience for doctors and patients. Alto takes all major insurance and guarantees the lowest price. In addition, Alto will automatically apply any manufacturer coupons available to reduce out of …

Dr. Forster Appointed to DSM Taskforce

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Dr. Peter Forster has been appointed to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) Task Force of the American Psychiatric Association. The new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. The DSM defines and classifies mental …

Bipolar 101 Fall 2017

Bipolar 101 Group Fall 2017

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We are excited to announce a repeat of our very successful Bipolar 101 Group Fall 2017. Do you want to learn more about bipolar disorder and connect with others who may have experienced similar symptoms to you? Gateway Psychiatric we will be hosting an online psychoeducation group this fall beginning on September 8th for adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It will …

Genetic Tests for Antidepressants – CNS Dose

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About a year ago we reviewed the data on the use of genetic tests for antidepressants as well as other medications and identified three pharmacogenetic panels that seem to have research support: Genecept by Genomind, Genesight, and CNS Dose. Of these three we have been using Genecept and Genesight with some success but now we are happy to add to …

Health Problems

Health Problems

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We have updated the health problems page with quick links to important information about living well with moods, including information about diet and exercise, information about sleep, insomnia and the most effective treatments for insomnia, and general information about mood and mood disorders. Hopefully, this new format and the new content, will make the page much more useful for our …

We Are Not “In Network” Providers

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Gateway Psychiatric Services is not an “in network” provider of care. Many of the patients we see get reimbursement for their care here, but this depends on the specific insurance plan and how it handles out-of-network claims. The most generous plans seem to be provided by larger “tech” companies which often have very generous out-of-network coverage. It is important to …

Google Hangouts Telepsychiatry

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  Google Hangouts is a secure video conferencing service that is HIPAA compliant. Google Hangouts works with almost every kind of device.  You can download apps for every major browser. Click on the Hangouts system requirements for your computer on the illustration to the right to find out more information and to get links to download the apps for your computer …

Bipolar 101 An Online Course

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Bipolar 101, an online course hosted by Gateway Psychiatric begins March 17, 2017: Bipolar 101 – The Basics and Beyond. The class is based on the acclaimed Barcelona Bipolar Disorders Program. Bipolar 101 – An online course will cover topics such as: “What is Bipolar?” – What do we know about the causes and what are the implications of this information. …

Fee Increase 2017

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We hope 2017 is off to a good start! We look forward to working with and supporting you in your goals toward mental health and wellness. We wanted to get in touch as we enter a new year, as we regularly examine our fee scales during this time. In preparation for this task we reviewed data on health care costs …