Wait times to find high-quality mental health support continue to be an issue, lagging from weeks to months in, leading to primary care physicians (PCPs) assuming a large role in addressing the pressing shortage of mental health services. Acting as the point of entry into the mental health care system, PCPs are encountering patients with complex mental health challenges who are often unable to secure appointments with specialists for …
Post Author: Carlene MacMillan, MD
Carlene MacMillan is chief medical officer, Osmind, a public benefit corporation dedicated to aiding clinicians and researchers in advancing life-saving mental health treatments. In this role, she concentrates on product development, growth initiatives, and medical affairs. Dr. MacMillan is also a co-founder of Fermata Health, an interventional psychiatry practice located in Brooklyn, NYC. She can be reached on X @CarleneMac.
Dr. MacMillan is an active member of several influential boards and committees within the field of psychiatry. She sits on the board of the Ketamine Taskforce and holds a position on the Board of Directors for the Clinical TMS Society. Furthermore, she serves as the co-chair of the Clinical TMS Society Insurance Committee and holds the position of co-chair for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Consumer Issues Committee.
In the wake of Pride Month, I have been reflecting on how our health care system impacts the lives of individuals with identities across the gender spectrum. Sometimes, when sending a prescription to a pharmacy for any given patient, we will get a phone call that the date of birth on file with insurance does not match the date of birth we have on file. Typically, this is a clerical …
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