Update March 2023 - Dr. Shadid is accepting new patients, and is currently scheduling about 3-4 weeks out.
In addition to being a board certified Adult Integrative Psychiatrist (MD, ABPN, CIPP), Dr. Shadid is board certified physician in Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) and board certified in Anti-Aging/Regenerative Medicine, Metabolic Medicine and Functional Medicine (CFMP, ABAARM, FAAMFM). Because of her advanced education and training, she can be quite different in mental health evaluations and medical treatment approaches than other psychiatrists. Dr. Shadid spends more time with her patients, and may see her patients more frequently than other psychiatrists for her consultation services. She does not perform conventional abbreviated 15-20 minute medication management appointments (the type of appointments held by the majority of psychiatric providers). Patients who are looking for this type of mental health treatment will be better served with a different psychiatric provider than Dr. Shadid.
Dr. Shadid has an application process for patients inquiring about New Patient Appointments. When Dr. Shadid is accepting new patients into her practice, patients may request the New Patient Application at email@example.com, and return them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 303-459-7827, or mail to office address at 600 S. Cherry Street, Suite 225, Denver, CO 80246. Or there is an Electronic Version of the New Patient Forms that can be sent to patients. The office manager will contact patients once their new patient application has been received and Dr. Shadid has reviewed it to schedule your appointment. Patients are offered a complimentary 15-20 minute phone call from Dr. Shadid, before the New Patient Appointment (and after the Application has been received and reviewed), in order to provide time for additional questions or concerns that has not been addressed by the Office Manager.
This application packet can seem extensive for some patients, but not others if they are familiar with Integrative, Holistic, Functional and Precision Medicine Practitioners. It is recommended before you take the time to fill out this paperwork, that you either review the Psychiatric Services and Office Policy pages on this website, and/or call the office to speak to the office manager regarding these Psychiatric Services and Office Policies if you have any questions about Dr. Shadid's practice.
The New Patient Intake/Consultation appointment is a 3-hour appointment, typically in-office (HIPAA-compliant telehealth appointments are available after the initial New Patient Appointment). Patients should expect two hours face to face with Dr. Shadid in this new patient consultation appointment. Dr. Shadid will spend 3 hours reviewing patient's intake packet, and providing a personalized treatment plan in Report form, given to patients shortly after the appointment. This Intake Summary Report is about 8-10 pages, and is included in the new patient fees. Patients should expect to spend 30 minutes with the office manager in preparation for this appointment. Our office manager is here to help patients with any initial questions they may have regarding Dr. Shadid's practice, help scheduling this appointment, and reviewing paperwork matters.
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 Evaluations, Inflammation/Immunity Labs, or Brain Health or Neurotransmitter Testing, etc). This is done in order to appropriately evaluate your mental health symptoms or neuropsychiatric symptoms and to ensure the best personalized treatment approach for your specific needs.