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Hello I believe I may be able to help you with your concern
I looked and called a number of physicians/psychiatrists in your area, but unfortunately the 3 listed geriatric physicians in your area do not provide psychiatric care
The closest geriatric psychiatrist to you that accepts medicare is 50 miles away in Fairfax, VA. Here is a link to the listed approved medicare geriatric psychiatrists.
Now I realize that place is pretty far, so I can look for medicare accepted regular psychiatrists that may accept you as a patient, but they would not specialize in geriatric psychiatry like you requested.
So I am doing some calls to psychiatrists in your area and it looks like a Dr. Murray Cohen(NNN) NNN-NNNNaccepts medicate according to the medicare.gov website and also accepts patients 18 and above. Again not a specialist in geriatric psychiatry, but may be willing to see you.
*I meant MEDICARE not medicate in the earlier post
There was one other I tried to call, but they already left for the day so I could not confirm if this psychiatrist sees geriatric patients or not, but I can try to call again tomorrow or you can call if you like. Dr. Susan Tucker,(NNN) NNN-NNNNa id="0446436737&addressID=10819941&viewmap=0&loc=Fredericksburg%2C%20VA%2C%20USA&lat=38.3031837&lng=-77.46053990000001&type=hcp_s&spltyID=Psychiatry%20&distance=100&lngid=0&ID=" rel="nofollow" type="hcp_s&spltyID=Psychiatry%20&distance=100&lngid=0&ID=""" href="http://www.medicare.gov/physiciancompare/profile.html#selectedID=0446436737&addressID=10819941&viewmap=0&loc=Fredericksburg%2C%20VA%2C%20USA&lat=38.3031837&lng=-77.46053990000001&type=hcp_s&spltyID=Psychiatry%20&distance=100&lngid=0&ID=" target="_blank">
Unfortunately those are the only two psychiatrists that accept medicare in your city according to medicare.gov. There is another psychiatrist named Dr. Syed Ahmed that does accept medicare, but his reviews are not good from former patients, so I would not recommend him although if you like his number is(NNN) NNN-NNNN I was unable to reach his office to see if he treats geriatric patients as he left for the day as well.
If you would like me to refine the search and call some more numbers I am more than willing to do that for you. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me in the chat box at anytime, and I will respond as soon as I can.
Okay let me look in Richmond for you, but I cannot call them because it is after hours although I can call places tomorrow if you wish
So unfortunately there is only one geriatric psychiatrist in Richmond and he may or may not allow for medicare payments is what the website says
Here is the link for you
Let me check him out
Oh wow he actually specializes in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy, that is a relatively new treatment modality that is very effective. He seems like he is very up to date with treatment protocols, so yes I feel he is very qualified to give you a wide variety of options for treatment.
I am actually pretty impressed with this psychiatrist because you do not see many that are trained in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy
He is young though and not as experienced, but that also means that he is more progressive in thinking for treatment that will benefit you with the least amount of risks and can provide you with plenty of different treatment options
Anytime, is there anything else I can assist you with?