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COLUMBIA CENTER FOR PSYCHIATRY

DAVID J. FISCHER, M.D.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR

PHONE: 202-363-4333
PHONE: 202-686-0114
Washington DC Psychiatrist

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GENERAL TREATMENT PLAN

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At the end of the assessment Dr. Fischer and the patient will develop a treatment plan that is mutually agreeable.  Treatment is viewed as a dynamic, cooperative, interactive process. The treatment plan will have the following elements:

  • Identify and Clarify the Patient's Problem and/or Illness
  • Establish a ICD 10 Diagnosis
  • Establish a Treatment Plan for the Problem and /or Illness
  • Explain the Nature of the Proposed Treatment Plan With Its Risks and Benefits
    • Explain the alternatives treatments to the proposed treatment plan, with their risks and benefits
    • Explain  the risks and benefits of not receiving any treatment
  • Continuing Process of Psychoeducation
    • Educate the patient about their  problem or illness
    • the process of psychotherapy
    • the reason for psychopharmacological agents (drugs), if required, and the benefits and side effects that may occur
  • Establish A Therapeutic Alliance Between Doctor and Patient
  • Identify the Precipitants of the Symptoms and/or Problem Behavior.
  • Identify Stressors Which Aggravate or Intensify the Symptoms/Condition
  • Decrease Severity of Symptoms
  • Seek (Pursue) Remission of All Signs and Symptoms of Illness
  • Restore or Improve the Overall Occupational & Psychosocial Functioning
  • Reduce The Likelihood Of Relapse, Reoccurrence and/or Deterioration
  • Improve the Long-Term Outcome of illness/Condition



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