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Our Decision About Insurance

Mindful Medicine does not accept health insurance. We want to be extremely clear that this decision is based…

What to Expect at your First Visit with a Psychiatrist

If you are contemplating seeing a psychiatrist, or you have an upcoming appointment, chances are you’re a little…

Redefining the “Mental Health Day”: A Synergistic Approach to Mental Health Issues. By Michael Barness, M.D.

I. The Basis for a Synergistic Approach: As a Psychiatrist I often encounter patients searching for the “magic…

Top Five Things I Learned in My First Year of Mindful Medicine. By Michael Barness, M.D.

Mindful Medicine has been open for over a year and I could not have imagined the positive impact…

Concierge Medicine and Telepsychiatry

As the need for mental health treatment has grown, so too has the demand for convenient, patient-centered treatment….

John’s Frustrating Doctor Visit

Once upon a time a man named John was reminded by his wife to schedule a doctor’s visit….

The Stigma of Mental Illness. By Michael Barness, M.D.

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Stigma is “a set of negative and often unfair beliefs that a society…

Combining Medications with Psychotherapy is The Best Option but Still Just the Beginning. By Michael Barness, M.D.

Multiple studies have shown that individuals who combine Psychotropic medications with Psychotherapy have better outcomes in comparison to…