Policies

At each appointment the patient is given enough medication with refills to last until the next appointment. Appointments are scheduled for every 3 months unless otherwise suggested. Psychotropic medication, medication which affects mood and/or behavior, is very powerful medication and in order to make sure that the patient is benefiting and not experiencing adverse effects, as well as closely monitoring mood and behavior, as the case may be, the schedule of 3 month appointments is recommended. If the patient chooses not follow up every 3 months, a referral can be made to another physician.

As stated above, the patient is given enough medication to last until the next appointment. However, if a refill is needed prior to the next appointment please make the request during business hours and I will do my best to refill as soon as possible. It is the responsibility of the patient or parent to monitor quantity of medication and to avoid needing a refill yesterday.

Stimulant prescriptions used in the treatment of ADHD and ADD require a new prescription each month and are controlled substances. Once these prescriptions are given at the time of the appointment, I will not replace or substitute them until the time of the next appointment. It is the responsibility of the patient or parent of the patient to make sure that these and all prescriptions are in a safe and secure location. I do not write prescriptions for medications given to you by other physicians, e.g. pain medications, non-psychotropic medications.

My practice is limited to part-time, school hours. I do provide some after school appointment times but these times are limited. Although I am in the office during these limited hours, my established patients are given my cell phone number so I am always available at the very least, by telephone. Again, I return calls as promptly as time and schedule permit.

The initial evaluation always takes place during school hours. However, once the appropriate type and dosage of medication is found and you are comfortable with your treatment, we see each other once every 3 months, so overall, the time commitment is manageable. If you want to change a previously scheduled appointment time or date, please contact me at least 1 working day prior to the appointment. If you miss an appointment without notification of at least 1 working day, there will be a charge of ½ the fee of the scheduled appointment.

 

Angelina Montoya, M.D.
Board Certified in Child, Adolescent
and Adult Psychiatry

Address:
2755 NW Crossing Dr. Ste 210
Bend, OR 97703

Phone: (541) 678-5652
Fax: (541) 306-4459

 

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