Consultations Let's Discuss Your Treatment Options

method that works best for you

Schedule a consultation with us in Huntersville, NC. We are located near the Lake Norman, NC area

Life can be very challenging, you don't have to tackle those challenges on your own. Excel Psychiatric Associates, P.A. offers consultations to discuss your concerns, and create a treatment method that works best for you.

We are here to help

Know when to consult a specialist:

We'll meet with you for an initial intake appointment and determine a plan of action. In some cases, we'll schedule a follow-up appointment to go over your medication options. You should consult with us if:

  • You want to make changes In your life, and need a little help.
  • You want to feel better.
  • Your symptoms aren't getting better after taking medication.
  • Family or friends have noticed changes in your life.
  • You wonder if your medication is necessary.
  • You've been recommended to meet with a psychiatrist, or therapist.

We understand that you may have concerns about your visit. We are here to help. If you have more questions about what to expect at a consultation or follow-up, please call us at 704-457-9292 or email us at frontdesk@excelpsychiatric.com.

Dr. Chepke is the most caring, knowledgeable doctor I have ever met. My stepson and I have seen him jointly for almost three years now. My stepson has seen many doctors in his 28 years and Dr. Chepke is his favorite. His office used to be two minutes from our house. After he moved, the ride to get my stepson picked up and to his office takes about an hour and a half, but we love Dr. Chepke and it's well worth the effort to get there. We're so blessed to have found him! Gerri H.  /  Need help? Call us.
THE MOST COMMON QUESTION

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist or psychotherapist?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor with specialty training in psychiatry. They complete 4 years of medical school and 4 more years of residency training. Psychiatrists are trained in both psychotherapy and psychiatric medications so they are able to provide both services. Other providers (like a psychologist, a social worker, or a licensed counselor) can provide psychotherapy services but they cannot prescribe medications.

YOU ARE THE DRIVER FOR YOUR CARE AND TREATMENT

What can I expect at the consultation appointment?

At the consultation visit we are here for you, and you are the driver for your care and treatment. Our goal is to get to know you, take a look at your history, and find the best working solutions to improve your quality of life.

YOU ACTING STRANGE, AND YOU ARE NOT SURE WHY

When is it helpful to consult with a psychiatrist?

  • If you or someone you love have noticed a change with your mood, your nerves, your thinking, or the way you act and you are not sure why
  • If you have been taking medications from your primary care doctor but your symptoms don't seem to be getting better or are not resolved.
  • If you have been taking medications and they are causing side effects, or whether there are better choices for you
  • If you have been seeing a therapist or counselor and they recommend a psychiatric consultation
THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION

Will the psychiatrist try to make me take medications even if I don't want to?

NO! When you talk with your provider you will discuss all treatment options including medication and non-medication treatments. If your provider recommends a medication, you will discuss the risks and benefits of the medication carefully and you will decide whether or not you think it is a good choice for you. In many cases, your provider may recommend that you stop taking medications that are not necessary or helpful for you.