Dr. Farmer obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University. She received a Master of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Arts degree in Behavioral Science from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. During medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Dr. Farmer served on the Honors Education Committee and received the Mu Delta Honorary Medical Society Senior Medical Student of the Year award. During her psychiatry residency at UTMB, she received the Academic Excellence Award in both her third and fourth years. She completed a six-month fellowship in Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio before opening her practice in Austin.
About My Practice
I specialize in the diagnosis and medication management of mood, anxiety, and eating disorders. I recognize the importance of a psychiatric work-up to rule out any medical conditions causing or contributing to psychiatric symptoms. My appointments usually consist of an approximately 45-minute initial evaluation followed by medication check-ups every one to four months depending on response to treatment.
My practice is different from that of many other doctors in that I do not file insurance for patients. Patients will need to pay in full, but in many cases may be reimbursed by their insurance company. We can provide receipts.
There are many benefits for me to run my practice this way. First of all, because I don’t have to send in a diagnosis and information about a patient to the insurance company, confidentiality is ensured. Secondly, the reduced paperwork on my part means that I have more time to keep up with the literature regarding the latest research and treatments. Finally, because I see fewer patients than most doctors, it doesn’t usually take as long to get an appointment with me.
My fee for initial evaluation is $300.00 (cash or credit card) and $95.00 for follow-up appointments. If you have any questions or wish to make an appointment, please call our office at 467-1376.