Welcome to Mental Health Partners, P.A.
The Psychiatrist(s) and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner(s), at Mental Health Partners, PA each have their own separate clinical practice within the office.
John L'Ecuyer, MD joined the practice in 1993 and sees patients starting at age 5. He did his training in Psychiatry at KU-Med Center.
Rachael James, APRN, PMHNP-BC joined the practice in 2020 and sees patients starting at age 18. Rachael did her training as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at UMKC School of Nursing and Health Science.
A guiding principle uniting the clinicians 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 schedule new appointments only as far as 3 full months out and keep a waiting list to 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 "Education and Crisis Info" tab at the top of this page for some other potential resources.
Once our country is no longer on Federal "Public Health Emergency" status and 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 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 appointments sometimes are not covered by health insurance. For patients that pay for their appointments themselves, the same fees apply for scheduled video or telephone appointments (including any discounts) as would apply for a scheduled in-office appointment.
For telemedicine appointments (ie, video appointments), you can use a computer, a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone--as long as your device has a camera and a microphone. Preferred web browsers are Google Chrome and Safari 11+.
If you are using insurance, please let our staff know which company you use so they can bill your insurance appropriately.
Insurance panels we are on: Aetna, BCBS-KC, BCBS-KS, BCBS-Federal, BCBS-HMO through New Directions, Cigna, and United HealthCare.
1901 West 47th Place,
Westwood, KS 66205
John L'Ecuyer, MD
Rachael James, APRN, PMHNP-BC
You can login to your clinician's doxy.me "waiting room" ahead of time to see if you are able to get it working--a green color is better than red. Log in anew at your appointment time to get the best connection. Use a "wired" connection from a computer that has a cable connecting it to your internet source whenever possible. The next best options are wifi or cellular, and a good connection with faster internet speed makes all the difference.
Once you click on your clinician's doxy.me link (see above), type in a name that will allow your clinician to know who you are. Even though several family members can be connected together (or separately) for an appointment, only your clinician can see whose name is 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 lmuch onger the delay wlll be.
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