Michael Lara, MD

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Telemedicine services offered in Belmont, CA

If you struggle with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, you don’t have to live with crippling symptoms. At his practice in Belmont, California, board-certified psychiatrist Michael Lara, MD, offers virtual telemedicine appointments so you can receive the psychiatric care you need without leaving the comfort of home. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book a consultation online today.

Telemedicine Q & A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine with Dr. Lara includes evaluations and treatments for mental health disorders from the comfort of your home. Dr. Lara can meet with you virtually via your phone, tablet, computer, or another electronic device. As a result, you receive the treatment you need without leaving home or your workplace. 

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

Some of the benefits of choosing telemedicine with Dr. Lara include:

  • Time and cost savings
  • No exposure to other patients
  • Utmost privacy
  • Exceptional, quality evaluations and treatments
  • No need to take time off from work
  • No need for childcare
  • Improvements in quality of life

You receive the same superior care virtually with Dr. Lara as you do during in-person appointments with him. 

Why might I choose telemedicine?

You might choose telemedicine with Dr. Lara if you struggle with one of the following mental health challenges:

Common symptoms of mental health disorders include constant sadness, mood swings, fear, worry, and panic attacks. You might also have difficulty paying attention, focusing, remembering things, or controlling your mood and emotions. 

If you struggle with a mental health disorder, substance abuse and problems at work or relationships are also concerns. 

What happens during telemedicine visits?

During telemedicine appointments with Dr. Lara, he calls you at your scheduled appointment time. He reviews your medical history and symptoms and completes a comprehensive psychiatric assessment. He asks questions about your mood, thought patterns, emotions, lifestyle habits, and interpersonal relationships.

He tailors a treatment that matches your personalized needs and preferences. You might make lifestyle changes, such as trying stress-reduction strategies, getting more exercise, sleeping more, improving your diet, and developing a regular routine.

Dr. Lara also offers medication management, virtual, brief psychotherapy (talk therapy), or combinations of these treatments to boost your mood and overall quality of life. He follows up with you periodically and changes your treatment plan when necessary.

To learn more about telemedicine with Michael Lara, MD, or schedule an appointment, call his office or book online today.