Frequently Asked Questions
A: We are located in Altamonte Springs, convenient to most Orlando metro areas, including Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Maitland, Winter Park, Longwood, Windermere, Ocoee, Apopka, Winter Garden, Oviedo, and Sanford.
A: We offer convenient office hours, including late evenings and Saturday. We are open Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm, Saturday: 10am – 2pm (limited or 1-2 Sat/month), Sunday: Closed
A: We do not accept any walk-in appointments.
A: We charge $500 for an initial visit for children and young adults upto the age of 21 and $450 for adults 21 and above.
(Please note that occasionally it can take more than one visit to complete a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and patient will be billed again for an initial visit)
The subsequent follow up visits after completed evaluation is $235.
A: As an out-of-network provider, Dr. Dholakia does not accept insurance. However, we will provide you with the necessary paperwork to submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement. Depending on your policy, you may receive up to 80 percent reimbursement for Dr. Dholakia’s services.
A: Much of what you most likely dislike about the health care system, your doctor dislikes it just as much. Wait times are too long. Appointments are too short. And medical decisions that should be made by you and your doctor are often too heavily influenced by decisions made by payers, i.e., insurance companies. When medical practices rely on insurance reimbursements for their survival, the payers inevitably define and shape the care you receive.
By not being part of the payer-determined system, I am able to offer the highest quality health care.
A growing number of people are realizing every day that an investment in a relationship with a private physician is a smart decision. The private medical movement gives you the ability to make your own decision about the type of care you want for yourself and your family. And while it seems that care costs you more, you cannot put a price on your health, mental outlook, and peace of mind, and quality of life.
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A: Cash and checks are the preferred method of payment.
Dr. Dholakia also accepts Gardiner scholarship payment through FL Department of Education.
A: Yes, Dr. Dholakia is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in adult and pediatric psychiatry.
A: Absolutely. Your confidentiality is of paramount importance to us and taken very seriously. Legally, under HIPAA privacy laws, we are not allowed to release your health information to anyone except in case of emergency, or if you have given your permission to do so.
A: Please call our office to schedule an appointment. We typically provide appointments within a week and on case-by-case basis are able to set up urgent appointments within 1-2 days.
A: Absolutely. Dr. Dholakia has the expertise and experience to work with health care professionals—including physicians, dentists, students, and residents—and CEOs, attorneys, civic leaders, and other high level professionals.
A: Mental health treatment is not one size fits all. After a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, Dr. Dholakia will discuss with you the frequency of treatment suggested to achieve optimal results and goals regarding you or your child’s psychiatric care.
A: Yes. Just like any other field of medicine, often it is helpful to get a second opinion to get a fresh perspective in cases that are complex, refractory, non-remitting and/or with multiple co-morbidities.
A: Dr. Dholakia does not provide psychotherapy services. He collaborates on a regular basis with some of the excellent therapists in the area specializing in various psychiatric illnesses. If you are not already in therapy and therapy is clinically recommended, he would suggest and refer you to therapy providers in the community.
A: Yes. Dr. Dholakia has a public health background and firmly believes in building healthier communities. He continues to be involved in various public speaking engagements, including radio shows that discuss mental wellness, suicide awareness programs, discussions with other health care professionals, and helping educator help their students. Please contact us with a request and proposed date/time.
A: Dr. Dholakia does provide occasionally tele-video appointments through a HIPAA secure app for his established patients only.
A: If you contact us within 48 business hours of your appointment you may reschedule with no additional cost, and we will offer the appointment slot to someone else. If you cancel the appointment within 48 hours of your appointment or if you miss your appointment, we are unable to offer the appointment to someone else so you will be charged the full amount of the appointment.
A: My main goal is for people to get the help that they need. If I am not the best fit for your needs, I will refer you to other providers who are better suited to your specific needs.
A: For an emergency, please immediately call 911 or go to the nearest ER. The toll free national suicide prevention lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
If you do have an urgent (non-emergency) issue to discuss, please leave a voicemail message.