Bridgeport psychiatrists are medical doctors, MDs or DOs, who specialize in mental health, including substance use disorders. They are qualified to assess both mental and physical aspects of psychological problems.
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Becoming a Bridgeport psychiatrist requires obtaining first a bachelor’s degree. It is helpful to major in something that will be good preparation for medical school. Once students enter medical school they have two options, they can either become a MD (doctor of medicine) or DO (doctor of osteopathic medicine). No matter the degree, students can expect to complete 4-5 years of training, courses will vary between behavioral science and psychopathology. After graduating medical school and a successful residency, you can apply for a medical license and board certification. Those who graduate from an MD program take the U.S Medical Licensing Examination while those who graduate from a DO program take the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination. After obtaining a license you must then get board certified through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. However, after years of schooling and experience, there are situations where your license may be revoked.
Sexual misconduct. Inappropriate sexual advances or harassment of patients/staff or sexual relationships with patients make result in the loss of license for a psychiatrist.
Insurance fraud. As a psychiatrist charging uninsured patients different fees than insurance company payees using incorrect insurance codes and changing medical records could open an investigation.
Substance abuse. It is common for psychiatrists to develop a substance abuse problem which could lead to the Board viewing you as less than capable of performing your duties and result in the loss of license.
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Psychiatry is a rewarding and unique doctoral profession. But, there may be times where your license and livelihood is threatened. If this is the case, please call a Bridgeport psychiatry defense attorney such as the ones at our office.