Dr. Angeles is not a contracted provider with health insurance companies or Medicare or MediCal and is considered an out of network provider. Contact your health insurance company and inquire about your out of network benefits for possible reimbursement of a portion of your fee.
Do you accept Medicare?
Dr. Angeles provides medical service on a fee-for-service basis which is not reimbursible by Medicare.
What is your method of payment?
Cash Payment in full is due at the time of your appointment.
How much is your professional fee?
Call this office for questions regarding professional fees.
Will I have to pay for the report you submit to my health insurance?
You may incur an additional fee for any document preparation that requires the time and expertise of Dr. Angeles.
Does Dr. Angeles prescribe medication during the first visit?
Dr. Angeles prescribes medication(s) only when clearly indicated. Her selection and initiation of medication treatment is based on some or all of the following: your history of present and past mental health condition(s), your symptoms, your diagnosis, your history of response to medication(s), and your voluntary consent after a careful explanation and discussion of the treatment plan.
How many more months or years do I need to take my medications?
A comprehensive re-evaluation of your clinical situation is needed, from there, the following indicators are to be considered prior to continuation or discontinuation of your medication(s): the reason why you ask this question; your life circumstances including presence or absence of stressors; your current and past clinical conditions; the dose(s) and length of time you have been taking your medication(s); advantages and disadvantages of continuing or discontinuing your medication(s); and the availability of family support.
I have been on a low dose medication for over a year and I feel good, I am working fine, is there an ideal dose for each medication?
The appropriate dose of a psychiatric medication for each one varies. The clinical status of an individual may be stabilized even at a low dose of his or her medication. It is important that you have an ongoing discussion with your provider during the course of your medication treatment.
What would the medication do to me?
The mechanism of how a particular psychiatric medication acts has not been fully explained. At best it may produce positive mental changes by decreasing expression of emotions as in depression; or it may slow activation as in anxiety. For unknown reasons, one person may respond better with a medication than another. Take an active role in choosing your medication by having an ongoing dialogue with your doctor.