Dr. Puttanniah provides comprehensive evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults. The evaluation involves a clinical interview with the patient and/or family, review of previous clinical documentation or previous testing results, and phone contact with other involved mental health professionals, schools, primary care providers, and/or other medical specialists. The typical evaluation session can take 90 minutes to 3 hours in total, which can be scheduled over multiple sessions if necessary.
At the end of the evaluation process, Dr. Puttanniah will provide her recommendations for the best comprehensive treatment for you. During the evaluation or the course of treatment, Dr. Puttanniah will inform you and/or your family if she is unable to provide the most optimal treatment for the difficulties you are having, and she will provide alternate referrals when she is unable to provide the services you need.