You can reach Dr. Kastenberg at 215-545-2145.
This allows unrushed time for you to tell your story in your own words and for Dr. Kastenberg to ask you any additional questions, take a thorough medical and psychiatric history, summarize your concerns, and discuss the pros and cons of treatment options that are appropriate to your situation. more
Sometimes after a first appointment, you and your doctor may decide to gather more information, such as laboratory values, opinions from other doctors and therapists and counselors on your treatment team, or meet again to talk more before implementing a treatment plan. In other situations you and Dr. Kastenberg may feel there is enough information to start a treatment plan that may include using medications, talk therapy, or other non-medication regimens.
Some people come back in for 25-minute appointments for medication monitoring as often as both patient and doctor decide are necessary, usually several times a year.
How often someone comes in depends on many factors such as how the person is feeling, how new for that person is the treatment regimen we are using, and whether or not the person is also seeing a non-physician psychotherapist.
Dr. Kastenberg works closely with a patient’s full treatment team: their primary care physicians, their psychotherapists, any other physicians and specialists they use, such as gynecologists, neurologists, oncologists, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, and so on. By working with their whole treatment team, a patient gets complete, well informed care, and gets back to feeling like themselves more quickly.
Patients can always call directly with any questions or concerns.
For patients who wish to submit for reimbursement, Dr. Kastenberg can give patients a statement that includes the information they need to send to their insurance company. She is always available to answer any questions about negotiating the insurance system.