Frequently Asked Questions

A: Mindful Medicine does not accept insurance at this time. Patients are expected to pay in full via cash, credit card, check, or money order. We also have the ability to accept Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).

A:  Initial 60-minute Psychiatric Evaluation – $500
50-minute Medication Management + Psychotherapy follow up – $500
30-minute Medication Management follow up – $250

A: In today’s insurance based model psychiatrists are inclined to see patients for quick 15-minute medication management visits. At Mindful Medicine we believe that doctors need more time to connect, listen, and treat our patients. We believe it is unethical to rush our patients and that 30 – 60 minute visits should be the standard. Insurance companies often create barriers to correct diagnosis and treatment. By eliminating these barriers the doctor can decide the length of the visit, choose an accurate diagnosis, and recommend a proper course of treatment without any influence from a 3rd party. To read more about our stance on insurance please read our blog by clicking here.

A: Appointments can be made by calling 973-525-6757. Voicemails are checked at least daily and we will return the call within 24 hours. You can also use the Appointment section of the website to submit an appointment online. You can also email an appointment request to michaelbarness@mindfulmedicinemd.com or via the Contact Us section of the website. Emails are generally answered within 24 hours of receipt.

A: You can expect to be in a safe, confidential, and judgment-free environment. We strive to create a relaxing, pressure-free atmosphere where patients can discuss anything that is on their mind.

A: We encourage our patients to bring any medical records so that we can review and provide a second opinion. Please also bring any list of medications that you are currently taking to avoid any interactions in the event medications are recommended.