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New Patients Information

In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety.” — Abraham Maslow

What To Expect

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Intake Forms

New patients need to fill out the contact form on this website. From this contact form, you will be sent electronic New Patient Forms to fill out. This paperwork will include Office Policy Consent Forms and the New Patient Questionnaire. This packet is comprehensive and will review your past and present medical and psychiatric history, as well as information on your lifestyle patterns, such as diet, sleep, etc. This comprehensive questionnaire allows Dr. Shadid to acquire more personal history information before the appointment, which allows more time for discussion of treatment planning in session.

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Complimentary Phone Consultation

After the New Patient Forms have been received, new patients can request a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation. You may feel free to ask any questions about Dr. Shadid’s approach to treatment, her practice, and/or her training and experience, to help determine if she is the best fit for your care. The New Patient Appointment can be scheduled during this call if they are ready to schedule, or available dates can be emailed to them. 

 

 

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Comprehensive Assessment

This 90-minute New Patient Appointment will be conducted in-person at the Denver office or via the HIPAA-compliant telehealth program. Dr. Shadid strives to provide a safe and supportive environment where you can share your personal story. Along the way, Dr. Shadid will ask questions to better understand your medical and psychiatric history, your lifestyle habits and your current stressors. By the end of the session, there will be a discussion of initial treatment planning, which can include medication and/or supplement approaches, laboratory recommendations, nutritional guidance and lifestyle modification suggestions.

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Follow Up Sessions

Follow up appointments will range from 25-120 minutes depending on patient’s needs and services requested. Frequency of appointments will vary and range from every 2 -6 weeks early in treatment to every 2-3 months later in treatment. Dr. Shadid sees all patients at least quarterly (every 3 months) in order to continue psychiatric management for her patients. During these sessions, you and Dr. Shadid will review progress on your treatment plan, evaluate which interventions have been helpful, which have not been as successful, and collaboratively will adjust and optimize the treatment plan. 

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Appointments Types and Fees

  • What Types of Patients Do You Work With?
    Dr. Shadid is a board certified Adult Integrative Psychiatrist and treats both men and women from the ages of 18-75 years. In specific cases, she may be able to evaluate and treat later adolescent age patients, such as 16-17 years of age, but she does not treat pediatric patients (children). She provides evaluation and treatment for Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Attention and Cognitive Disorders, Personality and Behavioral Disorders.
  • Why is Dr. Shadid Different Than Most Psychiatric Providers?
    Dr. Nicole Shadid is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist (MD, ABPN) providing integrative and holistic mental healthcare treatment. She is one of the few psychiatrists that is Board Certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) and Board Certified in Functional Medicine (ABAARM, FAAMFM). Dr. Shadid completed an additional fellowship in Integrative Psychiatry and is certified Integrative Psychiatry physician. This means that she can incorporate numerous evidence-based medicine treatment modalities to better address and treat the root causes of mental health symptoms.
  • Do You Take Insurance?
    In order to optimize quality patient care, Dr. Shadid has opted out of insurance networks, Medicaid, and Medicare, and is considered an "out of network" provider for all insurance plans. Shadid Integrative Psychiatry will provide an invoice for you (with the required procedure and diagnostic codes) to submit directly for reimbursement from your insurance company, so that you can receive all the benefits that you deserve as a policyholder. You can check your mental health benefits, including deductibles and copays, with your insurance provider. Your insurance company may ask you about billing codes. These are commonly use: Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation with Medical Services - 90792 E/M Evaluation/Management 25 minutes - 99213 E/M Evaluation/Management 50 minutes -99215 Psychotherapy Services with E/M 45 minutes - 90836 Psychotherapy Services with E/M 60 minutes - 90838
  • How Long And Often Will We Meet?
    Follow up appointments will range from 25-120 minutes depending on patient’s needs and services requested. Frequency of appointments will vary and range from every 2 -6 weeks early in treatment to every 2-3 months later in treatment. Dr. Shadid sees all patients at least quarterly (every 3 months) in order to continue psychiatric management for her patients. Services provided will vary, but may include medication & supplement management, psychotherapy services, laboratory & genetic testing review, or ketamine & KAP treatments.
  • What Is Your Approach To Treatment?
    I believe in highly personalized and collaborative treatment. I have specialty training in Integrative and Functional Medicine and am able to assess for hormonal impact, gut health and inflammatory considerations for mood and cognitive symptoms. I believe that patients achieve the best results through integrative psychiatry, which has the goal of understanding the root causes of psychiatric symptoms and offering an array of holistic treatment options, including recommendations for non-prescription supplements and botanicals, diet optimization, and mind-body practices.
  • What Is Your Financial Policy?
    For established patients, full payment of the appointment is due at time of service. The full appointment fee will be charged for late-cancellation appointments (cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice), or missed and no-show appointments. A credit card is required to keep on file for each patient in the event of a missed appointments. Dr. Shadid charges her appointment fee rates for additional paperwork requests, such as disability forms or physician documentation for academic or work purposes, etc.
  • What Is Integrative Psychiatry?
    Integrative psychiatry is the practice of combining traditional psychiatry with evidence-based complementary therapies in order to achieve optimal mental health and well-being. Conventional approaches including medication and psychotherapy are incorporated into complementary therapies such as nutrition, supplements, exercise, mind-body practice, religion/spirituality, etc. It focuses on the whole person (mind, body, and spirit) and not just the illness or disease. Depending on the severity of your condition, integrative treatments may help reduce your need for medication or can be a first step if you are not ready to start a psychotropic agent.
  • What Is Functional Medicine?
    Functional Medicine is a specialty of Integrative Medicine, which seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease and illness using a systems-oriented approach. It incorporates multiple aspects of medicine (traditionally thought of as separate fields of medicine rather than integrated), such as Endocrinology (Hormones), Gastroenterology (GI/Gut-Brain Axis), Immunology (Immune System/Autoimmunity), and Psychiatry/Neurology (Mood Disorders, Neurodegenerative Disorders).
  • How Much Are Appointments?
    Rates vary based on the duration of the session and services provided. Please visit my Services and New Patients page for detailed information.
  • How Do I Request An Appointment?
    Established patients are able to schedule their own appointments via the Appointment Calendar link, or may contact Dr. Shadid through their secure patient messaging portal. New patients may schedule a complementary phone consultation and/or request New Patient Intake Forms via the Contact link.
  • Where Do You See Patients?
    Dr. Shadid is licensed in the state of Colorado, and as per licensing regulation, patients must be located in the state of Colorado. Dr. Shadid does offer all patients telehealth sessions via a secure, HIPAA-compliant Telemedicine program. Appointments can be either in-person in her Denver office at 600 S. Cherry Street, Denver, CO 80246, or via telehealth sessions.
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FAQS

  • What Types of Patients Do You Work With?
    Dr. Shadid is a board certified Adult Integrative Psychiatrist and treats both men and women from the ages of 18-75 years. In specific cases, she may be able to evaluate and treat later adolescent age patients, such as 16-17 years of age, but she does not treat pediatric patients (children). She provides evaluation and treatment for Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Attention and Cognitive Disorders, Personality and Behavioral Disorders.
  • Why is Dr. Shadid Different Than Most Psychiatric Providers?
    Dr. Nicole Shadid is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist (MD, ABPN) providing integrative and holistic mental healthcare treatment. She is one of the few psychiatrists that is Board Certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) and Board Certified in Functional Medicine (ABAARM, FAAMFM). Dr. Shadid completed an additional fellowship in Integrative Psychiatry and is certified Integrative Psychiatry physician. This means that she can incorporate numerous evidence-based medicine treatment modalities to better address and treat the root causes of mental health symptoms.
  • Do You Take Insurance?
    In order to optimize quality patient care, Dr. Shadid has opted out of insurance networks, Medicaid, and Medicare, and is considered an "out of network" provider for all insurance plans. Shadid Integrative Psychiatry will provide an invoice for you (with the required procedure and diagnostic codes) to submit directly for reimbursement from your insurance company, so that you can receive all the benefits that you deserve as a policyholder. You can check your mental health benefits, including deductibles and copays, with your insurance provider. Your insurance company may ask you about billing codes. These are commonly use: Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation with Medical Services - 90792 E/M Evaluation/Management 25 minutes - 99213 E/M Evaluation/Management 50 minutes -99215 Psychotherapy Services with E/M 45 minutes - 90836 Psychotherapy Services with E/M 60 minutes - 90838
  • How Long And Often Will We Meet?
    Follow up appointments will range from 25-120 minutes depending on patient’s needs and services requested. Frequency of appointments will vary and range from every 2 -6 weeks early in treatment to every 2-3 months later in treatment. Dr. Shadid sees all patients at least quarterly (every 3 months) in order to continue psychiatric management for her patients. Services provided will vary, but may include medication & supplement management, psychotherapy services, laboratory & genetic testing review, or ketamine & KAP treatments.
  • What Is Your Approach To Treatment?
    I believe in highly personalized and collaborative treatment. I have specialty training in Integrative and Functional Medicine and am able to assess for hormonal impact, gut health and inflammatory considerations for mood and cognitive symptoms. I believe that patients achieve the best results through integrative psychiatry, which has the goal of understanding the root causes of psychiatric symptoms and offering an array of holistic treatment options, including recommendations for non-prescription supplements and botanicals, diet optimization, and mind-body practices.
  • What Is Your Financial Policy?
    For established patients, full payment of the appointment is due at time of service. The full appointment fee will be charged for late-cancellation appointments (cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice), or missed and no-show appointments. A credit card is required to keep on file for each patient in the event of a missed appointments. Dr. Shadid charges her appointment fee rates for additional paperwork requests, such as disability forms or physician documentation for academic or work purposes, etc.
  • What Is Integrative Psychiatry?
    Integrative psychiatry is the practice of combining traditional psychiatry with evidence-based complementary therapies in order to achieve optimal mental health and well-being. Conventional approaches including medication and psychotherapy are incorporated into complementary therapies such as nutrition, supplements, exercise, mind-body practice, religion/spirituality, etc. It focuses on the whole person (mind, body, and spirit) and not just the illness or disease. Depending on the severity of your condition, integrative treatments may help reduce your need for medication or can be a first step if you are not ready to start a psychotropic agent.
  • What Is Functional Medicine?
    Functional Medicine is a specialty of Integrative Medicine, which seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease and illness using a systems-oriented approach. It incorporates multiple aspects of medicine (traditionally thought of as separate fields of medicine rather than integrated), such as Endocrinology (Hormones), Gastroenterology (GI/Gut-Brain Axis), Immunology (Immune System/Autoimmunity), and Psychiatry/Neurology (Mood Disorders, Neurodegenerative Disorders).
  • How Much Are Appointments?
    Rates vary based on the duration of the session and services provided. Please visit my Services and New Patients page for detailed information.
  • How Do I Request An Appointment?
    Established patients are able to schedule their own appointments via the Appointment Calendar link, or may contact Dr. Shadid through their secure patient messaging portal. New patients may schedule a complementary phone consultation and/or request New Patient Intake Forms via the Contact link.
  • Where Do You See Patients?
    Dr. Shadid is licensed in the state of Colorado, and as per licensing regulation, patients must be located in the state of Colorado. Dr. Shadid does offer all patients telehealth sessions via a secure, HIPAA-compliant Telemedicine program. Appointments can be either in-person in her Denver office at 600 S. Cherry Street, Denver, CO 80246, or via telehealth sessions.
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