Consultation on Complex Cases

Consultation on Complex Cases

A key part of my practice involves providing expert consultation to other physicians and mental health professionals on challenging cases. After learning about the case from the patient’s clinician and reviewing any relevant medical records, I meet with the patient (and often with his or her loved ones) for at least one or two sessions. This information allows me to form a diagnostic impression and suggest treatment approaches. The patient then works along with the referring clinician to implement my recommendations as they deem appropriate. In many cases, I remain available over the longer term for ongoing consultation and assistance with treatment.

For over two decades, I have provided consultations and treatment to thousands of patients from the Boston area, across the United States, and other countries including many in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. In addition to my work in private practice, I served as Associate Medical Director of the Pavilion at McLean Hospital from 2003 to 2010. From 2011 to the present I have served as a psychiatrist and supervisor at Walden Behavioral Care. In these roles, I have been a member of diverse teams of mental health professionals providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment services for people with the full spectrum of psychiatric illnesses, including mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse, and eating disorders. My ongoing work in private practice continues to build on this foundation of knowledge, experience, and commitment.

If you wish to learn more about referring a patient to me for consultation, please call me at (617) 932-1548 or email me at David@DrDavidBrendel.com.