New Haven 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 on the Line
Becoming a New Haven psychiatrist requires obtaining 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 an MD (doctor of medicine) or DO (doctor of osteopathic medicine). No matter the degree, students can expect to complete 4-5 years of training. After graduating from medical school and a successful residency, you can apply for a medical license and board certification. Those graduating from an MD program take the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination. Those graduating 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. A few common situations include:
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.
Sexual misconduct. Inappropriate sexual advances or harassment of patients or staff or sexual relationships with patients may be grounds for the loss of your psychiatry license.
Get the Help You Need Today!
Psychiatry is a rewarding and unique doctoral profession. But, there may be times where your license and livelihood is threatened. If you find yourself in this situation, please call us to speak with a New Haven psychiatry license defense attorney.