Bipolar Workbook from Gateway Psychiatric

Peter Forster Bipolar Treatment, GPS Update, Self Care Leave a Comment

Gateway Psychiatric Services is excited to announce the release of our latest book: The Bipolar Disorder Workbook from Callisto Media. Designed to educate and motivate people who have questions, particularly about Bipolar II and cyclothymia, the workbook walks users through a series of structured exercises, beginning with a basic checklist intended to identify symptoms that may warrant further investigation. The …

Medication Home Delivery

Peter Forster About GPS, GPS Update Leave a Comment

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 …

Integrated Care

Peter Forster About GPS, Best Practices

We have a passion for providing the most effective treatment at Gateway and that passion is illustrated by the efforts that we make to ensure that we deliver integrated care. Integrated care is a very simple idea. In fact it is probably something that you expect your treatment providers are already delivering. It means that the different providers who are …

Measurement Based Care Improves Outcomes

Peter Forster About GPS, Best Practices

Patients at Gateway Psychiatric are sometimes perplexed by the amount of time and energy we devote to tracking how they are doing. It can seem annoying to answer questions repeatedly or to fill out forms. An article in the journal Psychiatric Services summarizes the data that shows that this process (known as “measurement based care” or MBC) is associated with significantly …

“I am looking for a doctor who can treat me with Ketamine infusions for treatment resistant depression.”

Peter Forster About GPS, Best Practices, Bipolar Treatment, Costs of Treatment, Treatments of Depression

I was inspired to write this blog post by the third patient in three days to contact me about Ketamine infusions. She wanted to know if I could provide her with Ketamine infusions for her treatment resistant depression. Ketamine infusions are one of the treatments for depression that we provide access to for our patients. Among the other treatments are …

Sheri Johnson Presents on Mania

Peter Forster About GPS, Bipolar Treatment

Every month the clinical team at Gateway Psychiatric gets together to review cases and to hear presentations on topics related to the treatment of patients with mood disorders and this past month we heard from Dr. Sheri Johnson at the University of California, Berkeley who talk to us about the CalMania project and her own work with patients with bipolar. …

Congratulations Dr. Kelsey Schraufnagel

Peter Forster About GPS, GPS Update

We were so excited to learn that Doctor Schraufnagel, who’s been working here at the clinic for two years as a psychological assistant, finally received her California license has a psychologist. The outcome was never in question except for host of bureaucratic snafus including an analyst at the California Board of Psychology who mysteriously disappeared part way through completing her …

Fee Increase 2016

Peter Forster About GPS, GPS Update

It is time once again for our yearly fee revision. This blog post is intended to provide the details of how we went about determining the revised fees. Warning: This may have far more information than you want or need, and if you have specific questions it is best to talk to your clinician. First, we reviewed information that is …

Ending Treatment

Peter Forster About GPS

We have a short list of rules and Gateway Psychiatric, and one of those rules may seem a little bit odd to people when they first come in for treatment. We ask people to agree to “say goodbye in person.” What do we mean by this? We don’t mean that when someone who has been seeing us for a while …