Hartford psychiatrists are medical doctors or doctors of osteopathic medicine who specialize in mental health, including substance use disorders. They are qualified to assess both mental and physical aspects of psychological problems.
When Your License is at Risk
Becoming a Hartford psychiatrist requires a person to first obtain 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. People graduating from an MD program take the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination. On the other hand, 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.
Substance abuse. Many physicians struggle with substance abuse and this can lead to a revocation or suspension of your license.
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.
Patient abuse. While intentional abuse is obvious grounds for revocation of a license, in some cases the abuse may be unintentional if you are not careful enough to realize a patient’s limitations.
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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 so please call the License Lawyers to talk to a Hartford psychiatry defense attorney.