Second Opinion Clinic offered for patients with depression, bipolar disorder
UT Physicians is pleased to announce the Psychiatry Second Opinion Clinic, designed to help patients with severe depression or bipolar disorder. Typically, these patients have been treated with at least two different medications and have not responded. Considered treatment-resistant or refractory, the patient and family may give up hope, become non-compliant or discontinue treatment, with severe consequences in daily life.
The Second Opinion Clinic offers new options. It draws on the expertise of UT Physicians Psychiatry faculty who specialize in studying and treating refractory mood disorders. Our expert psychiatrists work in partnership with the patient’s referring physician to explore new possibilities.
Our second-opinion consultation service provides:
- 90-minute comprehensive evaluation by psychiatrist
- Differential diagnosis assessment
- Referral for additional testing (neurologic and/or neuropsychological evaluation)
- Lab work, as needed, to ascertain medication dosages
- Pharmacogenomic testing
- Follow-up conversation with the patient’s referring physician
- Recommendations for treatment options
The second-opinion consult for adults is conducted by Dr. Joao L. de Quevedo, who will review the patient’s medications, including what has been tried, and consider which treatment options are available. His comprehensive evaluation is the basis for recommendations he will discuss with the referring physician.
Second opinion consults for children and adolescents are conducted by Dr. Cristian Patrick Zeni. His area of expertise includes differentiating between mood disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and developmental disorders, among others. His aim is to help children and their families obtain an accurate diagnosis of mental and emotional conditions, for the design of an individualized evidence-based multimodal treatment.
To make an appointment, learn about insurance coverage or ask questions, please call 713.486.2700.