What are my hours like?
You can customize your schedule according to your needs and preferences to create your ideal work-life balance. Our offices are staffed from 7:30 AM to 8 PM Monday through Friday and 8:30 AM to 5 PM on Saturday.
How many patients will I see each day?
On average, you can expect to see 15 follow-up patients in an eight-hour workday.
How long are the appointments?
Talkiatry believes strongly in allowing for adequate visit durations. Initial visits are 60 minutes for adults and 75-minutes for children. Follow-up visits are typically 30 minutes but ultimately dictated by the clinician, patient, and clinical needs. We have the flexibility to support 15- to 45-minute visits, as appropriate for the situation.
What is the support system like?
We have a robust support system encompassing a team of Patient Care Coordinators to handle screening, scheduling, prior authorizations, and patient requests such as medical records, insurance updates, and pharmacy information. Our billing team handles all claims, coding reviews, credentialing, and patient billing issues. Talkiatry also has technology staff to support our EMR and other technologies and an in-house engineering team that builds custom software designed by our psychiatrists.
What is the severity of the patients?
We provide services to people who can benefit from traditional outpatient care. At Talkiatry, we want to make sure that people get the care they need, even if we are not the ones who provide it. We recognize that psychiatric care is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Therefore, at this time, we do not offer crisis or emergency assistance to anyone who might need this type of service in addition to their scheduled appointments. In addition, due to the risk of medical complications, we do not currently provide services to people who require primary addiction treatment and who might benefit more from detoxification or rehabilitation services.
How much autonomy do I have?
At Talkiatry, you get to design the type of practice you have always wanted while we provide the support you need to succeed. You can choose the types of patients you want to treat, the schedule that works best for you, and the office-telehealth hybrid model that’s best suited for those patients. We are constantly growing and innovating, so we welcome feedback from psychiatrists on how we can support their needs better.
What is the pay like compared to other places I have worked?
Talkiatry pays at the top of the market using an innovative model that provides stability and allows physicians to retain a high percentage of their earnings.