Dr. Hedaya’s consultation process is thorough-going and lengthy. It is through this focused time-intensive process that Dr. Hedaya finds the answers to patients’ complex medical problems. He wants to know you well — your medical history, your psychology and your dreams for your future.
Patients who are committed to their treatment, able to be disciplined in carrying out the treatment recommendations, and who have a supportive other to assist them in doing so see great results.
Initial visits usually are 3.5 to 4.5 hours in duration. You will be given detailed instructions about what to bring to your session as well as a host of forms to complete before coming in.
As a starting point, please collect all of your medical records-particularly lab data and brain scans (and for children growth charts) going as far back as possible and put them in chronological order.
Dr. Hedaya will review your prior medical records, which often provide useful clues as to the nature and causes of your problem.
The evaluation will include a history, a partial physical a review of records and collateral interview with someone whom you trust, who has known you well. He or she can help expand on your medical history, and an extra ‘set of ears’ will be helpful to you.
During the initial consultation, you will be given a follow-up appointment and recommendations to implement right away.
Congratulations. You’ve taken the first step on the road to good health.
We’d like you to be able to see the depth and breadth of the work up you will receive when working with Dr. Hedaya.
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What our patients and colleagues say about us.
“Dr. Hedaya’s course was very worthwhile. I’d like to take it again. If you’re interested in functional medicine this information is valuable. If Dr. Hedaya is teaching more courses, I’m signing up.”
“I appreciate the practical nuts and bolts approach Dr. Hedaya uses. He spells out his protocol clearly. What he’s teaching is incredibly valuable. I really enjoyed the first teleconference and just want to express my gratitude to Dr. Hedaya and the others involved in making this opportunity possible.”
“Dr. Hedaya has such a personable easy-going teaching style, while at the same time is erudite and expert in his field. He is easy to listen to—I love his personality and demeanor. He has the ability to communicate complex subject matter in an understandable manner.”
“This course has been extremely helpful and a rare opportunity for learning.”
“Dr. Hedaya offers a great deal in terms of support. He provided a comprehensive bibliography, which gives practitioners the opportunity to learn a great deal about the subject area. His confidence is really helpful. He is facile with the science and the clinical application thereof.”
“I hate to see Dr. Hedaya’s [HPA Axis] course end!”
“I found the course extremely helpful. It’s helping me to use a tool I’ve been wanting to learn about for some time. I’ll be using it for years to come.”
“Learning how to test the HPA Axis opens the door to a new level of evaluation for my patients. It certainly expands my treatment options. It gives me a way to show people that they need to do something about their stress—I can show them something concrete.”
“This was a really helpful way to get a better picture of the HPA Axis and depression.”
"I am grateful to all of you at The Center for Whole Psychiatry + Brain Recovery. You reach and help more people than you can ever imagine. Your website changed my life."
"It is the end of the year and we were remembering all the ways in which you have helped put me on the road to wellness. I continue to follow your supplement regimen. I also practice the Kabat-Zinn tapes every day and they’re helping me move away from stress and tension in my response to life."
"Thank you so much for being available to me last night when I was so terrified."
"We really appreciate the nuanced way that you approach everything. Also, you provide a wonderful clinic for patient interaction every time we interact."
"Thanks for 19 years of helping to keep me grounded."
"Again, your attention to her needs is greatly appreciated. We were lucky to find you. It is astonishing that she saw so many providers, and not a single person was able to pull everything together the way you have. She has been told so many times that there is nothing wrong (labs are normal, you should have no trouble running now, it’s characterological, etc.), so even if you had not devised a treatment plan, just having validation of her pain and difficulty has been therapeutic. You really are a medical detective!"
'We really appreciate the nuanced way that you approach everything. Also, you provide a wonderful clinic for patient interaction every time we interact.'
"Someday I would love to share with you my experience with psychiatry while I was on active duty. It was a stunning education for me, and based on that experience I vowed that if I ever had a loved one who needed psychiatric assistance, I would never, ever trust them to that system. You have restored my faith in psychiatry, and that feels like a great relief."
"I just wanted to update you on Jonathan. You may remember that we came down last June to have you help us with his anxiety. He has been anxiety-free for the entire year and also had a huge spiritual awakening this last semester at school which has changed him greatly. Thank you so much for the great work that you do And I do believe he is a success but only time will tell."
"After reading your philosophy and approach to treating your patients, you are exactly what I’ve been looking for in a long time."