All prospective new patients should be aware that I only rarely prescribe benzodiazepines (e.g., xanax/alprazolam, ativan/lorazepam, klonopin/clonazepam, valium/diazepam, etc.).
If you are considering becoming a new patient of mine and are on one of these drugs, you should understand that I will try to get you off of them as quickly as possible, as I generally consider them to be harmful.
They are associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality (death from all causes):
An increased risk of cancer:
An increased risk of dementia:
An increased risk of car accidents:
An increased risk of hip fractures:
When I am accepting new patients, I accept the following insurance policies:
I do not accept:
If you have Blue Cross Blue Shield, we may take your insurance. Please call us at 805-380-5022, so we can check for you.
If you would like to consider becoming a new patient, please submit the following form or call us at 805-380-5022.