Dan Whitehead, Ph.D., Q.M.E.
Cell: (619) 518-2051
Phone: (800) 807-9618
Fax: (800) 807-9198
Psychological Evaluation San Diego
 

Treatment, Consultation, and Pre-Surgical Evaluations

  • Workers Compensation Treatment Services

  • Workers Compensation Consultation Reports

  • Workers Compensation Pre-Surgical Evaluations

  • Listed provider on many Workers Compensation Medical Provider Network (MPN) panels (Coventry, Focus, Beech Street, First Health, CorVel, & Others)

  • Medicare Psychological and Neuropsychological Evaluations

  • TriCare Psychological and Neuropsychological Evaluations

  • Private Pay Psychological and Neuropsychological Evaluations

Psycological Evaluations

PSYCHOLOGICAL & NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL CONSULTATION EVALUATIONS CAN HELP TREATING DOCTORS, FAMILIES AND ATTORNEYS UNDERSTAND:

Cognitive abilities or impairments after stroke or brain injury
Elder competency issues
Elder level of care needs
Memory and other functional cognitive impairments
Dementia and related impairment concerns
Pre-surgical psychological clearance / readiness
Academic testing accommodation needs
Cognitive & intellectual (IQ) level
Learning disabilities & disorders
Attention deficit disorders

Psychological Evaluations

When should treating doctors refer out for psychological or neuropsychological evaluation?
Formal psychological / neuropsychological testing & evaluation services can be helpful in the differential diagnosis of mental health conditions when patient history & symptoms are inconsistent as to diagnosis, or if multiple diagnostic possibilities compete, overlap, & cloud the clinical picture.

Formal evaluations can be helpful in developing effective treatment plans when patients have been tried on various medications / psychotherapy, but have still not progressed in treatment, have regressed, continue to be symptomatic, or show variable & changing symptoms during treatment.

In patients with known medical, physical, neurological or other complicating conditions, formal evaluations may benefit both patient and provider in making well-informed decisions regarding treatment.

When dementia-like, or other related symptoms raise issues of competency & level of care needs.

Formal evaluations also help provide good practice risk management.