New Patient Appointments


Update May 2021:

Dr. Shadid is NOT accepting New Patients at this time, as she is booked out in her schedule for 4-5 months. You may email the office at office@drshadid.com to request the New Patient Application to be placed on the waitlist for Fall 2021. Due to the number of inquiries Dr. Shadid receives for her services, patients must complete all paperwork (Intake Packet Questionnaire and Office Policy/Consent Forms) first to be placed on the current waitlist.


In addition to being a board certified Adult Psychiatrist (MD, ABPN), Dr. Shadid is a board certified specialist in Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) and Functional Medicine (CFMP, ABAARM-Fellow, FAAMFM-Advanced Fellow), and can be quite different in mental health evaluations and medical treatment approaches than other psychiatrists, and in such, she spends more time with her patients, and sees her patients more frequently than other psychiatrists.


Dr. Shadid has an application process for patients inquiring about New Patient Appointments. Patients may request the New Patient Application at office@drshadid.com, and return them via email to office@drshadid.com, fax to 303-459-7827, or mail to office address at 600 S. Cherry Street, Suite 225, Denver, CO 80246. The office manager will contact patients once their new patient application has been received and Dr. Shadid has reviewed it to schedule your appointment.


This application packet can seem extensive for some patients, but not others if they are familiar with Integrative, Holistic and Functional Medicine Practitioners. It is highly recommended before you take the time to fill out this paperwork, that you view the Psychiatric Services page, to view all of the mental health symptoms Dr. Shadid treats and the Integrative Medicine treatment approaches she provides, as well as the Office Policy page to view Dr. Shadid's office policies regarding office hours, insurance reimbursement, prescription policy.


The New Patient Intake/Consultation appointment is a 90-120 minute appointment typically in-office (HIPAA-compliant telehealth appointments are available after the initial New Patient Appointment). The first half of the appointment will be an evaluation of the present and past medical and psychiatric history, and the second half of appointment will be a discussion of a personalized treatment plan and recommendations for the patient.


Because Dr. Shadid practices Integrative Psychiatry with a Functional Medicine approach, typically, new medications are not started at the New Patient Appointment, as specialty lab work is usually ordered first to better understand the etiology/cause of your mental health symptoms (such as Hormones Labs, Genetic Testing, Gastrointestinal Health Evals, or Neurotransmitter Testing, etc).


This is done in order to appropriately evaluate your mental health symptoms and provide the best personalized treatment approach for your specific symptoms (Dr. Shadid will continue prescribing your current psychiatric medications until new labwork can be reviewed). Follow-up appointments will occur anywhere from every 3 weeks to 3 months depending on which holistic psychiatry services are being provided, and depending on the patient's mental health status and functioning.