Gateway Staff attend APA Annual Conference in San Francisco – Chris

Nathaniel Abad About GPS, Best Practices, GPS Update, Treatments of Depression Leave a Comment

Recently the American Psychological Association (APA) held their annual conference here in San Francisco and Gateway staff was there to take advantage of the opportunity to update our knowledge of the most recent developments in the field. Gina Gregory, LCSW and I spent the long weekend attending workshops, presentations, and discussions in order to align ourselves with the current research …

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 …

Fee Increase 2017

Hershe Gesmundo About GPS, Costs of Treatment, GPS Update

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 …

Controlled Substance Refills

Peter Forster About GPS, GPS Update

Controlled substances are medications with a potential for abuse or misuse. Common controlled substances that doctors prescribe include: Narcotic pain medications (Demerol, Norco, Tyco, etcetera) Stimulant medications (Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, etcetera) Benzodiazepines and similar sedating and anti-anxiety medications (Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Ambien, etcetera) Testosterone and some other hormone treatments Recently California passed a law that went into effect on January …

Telepsychiatry at Gateway – An Update

Peter Forster GPS Update

An American contractor in Iraq suffering from the after effects of a violent attack needs help to prevent him from developing acute post-traumatic stress disorder. A young man who has been in the throes of an acute psychotic mania and who is now living with his father in remote Humboldt County is trying to rebuild his life. An older woman …

New Scheduling Page

Peter Forster GPS Update

This morning one of my patients pointed out that the scheduling page that we have had on this site under the online office section for the last year was not working properly. We submitted a help ticket to Google which provides us with this under a HIPAA business associates agreement but it got us thinking that we’ve never much cared for …

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 …

Medicare at GPS – Update 2017

Peter Forster About GPS, Costs of Treatment, GPS Update

This is a third post to update our Medicare status. It is an update of the post from September 2015. Provider Status As a reminder, as of October 2015, Dr. Forster is no longer “opted out” from Medicare. This means that claims for his services for existing Medicare patients have to be adjusted to reflect the Medicare fee schedule. UCSF required that …