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. . . to Mental Health Partners, PA
The Psychiatrist(s), Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner(s), and Psychiatric Physician Assistant(s) at Mental Health Partners, PA each have their own separate clinical practice within the office.
John L'Ecuyer, M.D. joined the practice in 1993 and sees patients starting at age 5.
Rachael James, APRN joined the practice in 2020 and sees patients starting at age 18.
Madison Fugate, PA-C joined the practice in 2021 and sees patients starting at age 5.
Richard Brewington, MD and Judy Martin, MD both retired from their private practice at Mental Health Partners, PA in October 2021. Along with our founding partner G.R. Wurster, MD, they are all very missed here.
A guiding principle uniting all of the clinicians practicing at Mental Health Partners, PA is a focus on listening carefully to each patient. This involves spending more time with each patient. Follow-up appointments are typically 25 to 45 minutes in length, according to each patient's needs and preference.
We keep a waiting list and call patients in the order their new appointment request was received when new appointments become available. If you cannot wait for one of our psychiatric clinicians to become available, please feel free to look into our "Crisis Information" page under the "Patient Information" tab at the top of this page for some other potential resources.
Once our country reaches "herd immunity" to the Covid-19 virus according to the CDC, we will welcome all vaccinated patients to resume in-office appointments, though any who prefer are welcome to continue by telemed.
Telemedicine (by secure video) is preferred over telephone appointments currently as this allows most to be seen with the same coverage that they would normally have with their health insurer for an in-office visit, whereas telephone appointmets sometimes are not covered by health insurance. For patients that pay for their appointments themselves, the same fees apply (including any discounts) as would normally apply for an in-office appointment.
For telemedicine appointments, you can use a computer, a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone as long as it has a webcam with microphone. Preferred web browsers are Google Chrome and Safari 11+.
You can try to login to your clinician's doxy.me "waiting room" ahead of time to see if you are able to get it working. For best results, use a "wired" connection from a computer that has a cable connecting it to your internet source. The next best options are wifi or cellular. Cellular may be better if there is a lot of wifi setup near your location (such as apartment complexes) or if you can't be near the internet source.
Once you click on your clinician's link found on this page, type in a name that will allow your doctor to know who you are. Even though several family members can be connected together (or separately) for an appointment, only your clinician can see that you are in the waiting room. Your clinician will connect with you when they are ready. If you are waiting longer than 10 minutes past your appointment time, please type a message to your clinician where indicated on the doxy.me screen or call the office if you need to know how long the delay wlll be.
**Note: In addition to Aetna, BCBS-KC, BCBS-KS, Cigna, and United HealthCare, our clinicians are on BCBS-HMO through New Directions as of 7/19/21. Please let our staff know what insurance you use so they can bill your insurance appropriately.
1901 West 47th Place,
Westwood, KS 66205