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By: Heather L.
Pegasus Psychiatric & Wellness
When you're going to a counselor or psychiatrist you're expecting to walk into a warm welcoming environment well let's just say dr. Barker's office is anything but that!DO NOT COME HERE FOR HELP YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY NOT RECEIVE IT! Dr. Barker is AWFUL! My first session literally only lasted a few minutes before I walked out crying. She is extremely rude. I felt extremely uncomfortable walking into her dirty unorganized office. I wish that I would have read reviews before coming here and wasting my time.
By: Gabby H.
Pegasus Psychiatric & Wellness
I was in the office the morning this nasty patient came in and she was rude and wanted to be seen before any others already in the office were scheduled. She had her own agenda and didn't want to wait her turn ! Rude lady ! Guess she thought she was better and more important than anyone else waiting. I have been seeing Dr. Barker for a long time and I have received the best care from her I wouldn't see anyone else. Lady you need a lesson or two in diplomacy.
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By: Jaclyn H.
Pegasus Psychiatric & Wellness
Add to the growing list of complaints of rudeness about Dr Barker. I had a 10am conference call with one of the state directors of a federal agency. I arrived on time for my appt with Dr. Barker to find the doors locked. When I got in at 8:59 I saw that a young man was already in the office. Dr Barker, took him ahead of me, despite the fact that I was there on time. I waited until 9:18 when called back. When I started to express my irritation she interrupted me and told me that if I didn't like her services I could go elsewhere. Our appt lasted 5 minutes. At the end of the appt. I tried to explain the importance of my call with the state director and that, had she taken me at 9, I would have been out by 9:05 and she could have still taken the unscheduled walk in. I wasn't allowed to -- she continually interrupted me to say I was inappropriately angry. She was rude, condescending and totally inappropriate, and did not model good health care provider services.
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By: Timothy G.
Pegasus Psychiatric & Wellness
I am so luckey I went to see Dr Baker. I was a mess for years hab panic attacks, anxiety 24-7 and other issues. Dr Baker was so awsome I have been seing her for 5 months and every month got better.My apointment with her was today and I let her know what I thought would never happen again actually happy every day and its been so long so many years I forgot what it felt like..Thank you Dr Barker you really gave me a new life and I will always be greatfull.If your just looking to get meds for fun then Dr Barker is not for you but if you need help and need the meds Dr Barker will change your life to be happy, fit and healthy..O and I called her on a weekend when she was off and stayed on the phone with me untill I was good..and no charge..please if you need to get right again I recomend you see Dr Barker.
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By: Sharon G.
Pegasus Psychiatric & Wellness
Love Dr. Yetter but the staff sucks. They never answer the phone. I mean never! The office manager is nasty to people. They are in the business of caring for sensitive issues and they have no class and no privacy when dealing with patients. I thought this would be a better place for Dr. Yetter after Atlantic Psychiatric but I was wrong.
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By: Chantel C.
Pegasus Psychiatric & Wellness
Office Manager has a very nasty attitude . Go to Christian Psychotherapy Services
By: Melinda G.
Pegasus Psychiatric & Wellness
Great practice! Highly recommended! Caring people
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A child psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in issues that affect the mental and emotional health of children and teens. Child psychiatrists can provide treatment for children and teenagers who suffer from depression, autism, anxiety disorders, attention disorders, drug addictions, eating disorders, mood disorders, and a wide range of behavioral problems.
Psychiatrists typically ask questions that focus  on the issues that are having a negative effect on your life. In an initial visit with a psychiatrist, you may be asked about symptoms you've experienced, and ways in which you've tried to deal with them. You might be asked about current and past medical conditions, as well asa family health history.
A referral is an authorization from your doctor saying that a certain type of treatment is medically necessary, and it's usually required if you want your insurance company to cover the costs associated with a visit to a psychiatrist. If you don't have insurance, a referral is not required to schedule a psychiatrist visit.
Psychiatrists and psychologists sometimes collaborate, and this typically takes place when working with patients who have serious mental health problems. In cases like this, a psychologist will treat the patient from a behavioral perspective. A psychiatrist will complement this treatment with care that handles issues concerning biology, neurology, and the prescription of drugs.
Many psychiatrists specialize in treating certain conditions. Some psychiatrists focus on substance abuse therapy, and this is the treatment of addiction to substances like alcohol, narcotics, and tobacco. Others specialize in biological psychiatry, which is the treatment of brain chemistry disorders like depression and schizophrenia. Psychiatrists might also specialize in treating elderly patients or children and adolescents.

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