Trying to Find Clinic for Daughter
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Q:  Trying to Find Clinic for Daughter

Can you please give me any help about a clinic that treats bipolar.  I live in Florida, my daughter lives in Oregon.  I will send her anywhere to get help.  She has had treatment and now if off all medication and trying alternative "things".  She has called me and sounds helpless.  She is 31.  I cannot locate a facility that she can go to as a patient to try to get help.  Please help me.  Thank you so much.

Dear Ms J' -- 
In my part of Oregon it's hard to find a psychiatrist taking new patients.  So instead of taking new patients myself, for several years I've just been doing "consultations" for primary care doc's who are stuck trying to manage the patients' symptoms anyway.  So if your daughter has a primary care doctor who is willing to try some recommendations, he/she could refer her to our group (Samaritan Mental Health) for a consultation.  We're in Corvallis at 541 757 5235.  

(Lest anyone think I'm writing letters here to solicit new clients like this, and that's  why I'm doing this (with some medicolegal implications), don't worry: we have plenty of patients to serve in our area without looking for more...)

Dr. Phelps

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