The Zirinsky Center offers unique evaluations that are conducted by the Center founder and director Dr. Igor Galynker and a team of specialists for either a diagnosis or treatment. If you think that you or someone you know has bipolar disorder, you can set up an evaluation to determine the correct diagnosis.
What to expect from an evaluation:
● Our evaluations are conducted by Dr. Galynker and one or two Center clinicians [alt, if on the same page: Dr. Galynker and one or two Center clinicians will together and separately assess the patient and the family. For the Diagnostic Evaluations we use a team conference approach to ensure the most accurate diagnostic assessment and treatment plan.
● We ask that all our clients bring a treatment partner of their choosing to the evaluation. The treatment partner can be a parent, sibling, spouse and/or friend who knows the client well and is able to add an additional perspective to the evaluating team.
● The evaluation takes place over the course of one 2-hour appointment. The evaluation includes: Psychological testing of patient and treatment partner; Preliminary patient and family assessment ; Patient Interview ; Treatment partner interview ; Team conference ; Diagnostic discussion
● A report at an additional fee can be requested subsequent to the assessment.
|15 mins||Introduction of family & clinicians|
|15 mins||F/U questions with other clinicians|
|15 mins||Clinician discussion|
|30mins||Conclusion and feedback with family|
Second Opinion Evaluation
Alternatively, if you or someone you know has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but have questions or concerns about your diagnosis or current treatment, we would be happy to meet with you for a second opinion evaluation. It has the same format as our regular evaluations, takes approximately 2-hours and involves 2-3 doctors. After the evaluation you may choose to return to your current doctors or begin treatment with us. In this case if we believe that we are a right place for you and have available time slots we will be happy to work with you!