Unfortunately some psychiatrists adopt this practice. A call to this
psychiatrist expressing your desire to co-ordinate cares would reveal the
degree to which this may be possible.
If the gentleman you are caring for has a medical power of attorney, this individual would be able to facilitate communication needed between you and the psychiatrist by providing permission for the patient.
I hope this is helpful.
Doris C. Gundersen MD PC
treatment plan by having the patient provide you with a written release of
information. The psychiatrist will also request release of information from
the patient so you will be able to communicate and collaborate with each
other. This would be the most comprehensive way to treat this patient.
Please let me know if you have additional questions.
away any information unless the patient or guardian gives permission to
share things with the caregiver.
Aron Tendler, MD, C.BSM
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
General Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine
Advanced Mental Health Care Inc.
If the patient is incompetent the Dr has no choice but to communicate with caregiver
persmission to speak with the Doctors.
Thanks so much for your question. If your patient has given written consent to the physician to release information to you, then you can receive the information. Also, if the patient's family has legal authority to give consent for release of information, then this would work as well. Please let me know if this answers your question or if you have any further concerns. Please have a good day.