About Us

Colin MacKenzie, MD, is the founder and CEO of TelePsychiatry Associates, LLC, which was incorporated in 2009 and the first private practice to employ telehealth technology in the state of Kansas. He is board certified in both Clinical and Forensic Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.and was one of the first DATA2000 certified physicians for the treatment of opioid use disorder in 2006. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. MacKenzie received additional training in Internal Medicine before completing his Psychiatric Residency at Washington University in St. Louis. He subsequently served as a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Washington University and has been an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) Department of Psychiatry. At UMKC, he headed the Consultation Liaison Service and trained psychiatric residents, medical students, and social workers. Dr. MacKenzie is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the Kansas Medical Society, and the Kansas Psychiatric Society where he serves as President-Elect. He is currently the Medical Director for one of the fastest growing substance use disorder treatment centers in the Midwest. Dr. MacKenzie has extensive experience working with individuals who struggle with substance use, mood, and anxiety disorders in outpatient, inpatient, and long-term treatment settings. He also works closely with other physicians, psychologists, nurses, and social workers to provide comprehensive care. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in various states throughout the country.

FAQ

What types of medical and psychiatric conditions are treated through TelePsychiatry Associates, LLC?

TelePsychiatry Associates practitioners are skilled in the practice of treating a wide variety of different conditions including depression, bipolar affective disorder, alcohol use disorder, opioid use disorder, alcohol and drug withdrawal & detoxification, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma related to sexual or physical abuse, and weight loss management, among others.

What types of treatments are offered?

The types of treatments provided will depend upon your practitioner and the problems needing attention. Treatment can be provided in a provider's physical office or remotely at an off-site location such as an emergency room, clinic, or rehabilitation facility. The first one to two sessions will involve critical listening in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the issues at hand. Treatments that follow could include the discriminating use of medication, an alcohol or drug detoxification protocol, in-office medication administration for treatment resistant depression, empathic psychotherapy, or some combination of treatments. If appropriate, additional therapeutic modalities may be employed including group therapies, structured activities, assigned readings, etc.

Where are the offices located?

Please see your provider's profile page to find their office locations

Is insurance accepted?

In most cases, insurance is accepted. You can determine if your insurance policy is accepted by a certain practitioner either through the website or by calling the office. Most insurance policies cover in-office psychiatric care and many, but not all, cover tele-psychiatry appointments as well. Please be aware that you are responsible for understanding what services your insurance policy will and will not cover. Most insurance policies will still cover the cost of prescriptions and laboratory tests even if appointments are not covered.

How do I register?

You can register on the website as a new client. Once you complete the forms, a staff member will contact you and provide you access to the scheduling calendar and additional information.

How are appointments scheduled?

Appointments are scheduled either online using the website calendar or by calling the office.

How are online, in-home alcohol and opioid detoxification appointments scheduled?

Online and In-Home Opioid Detoxification
The process to obtain Online and In-Home Opioid Detoxification services involves a few simple steps. 1. When you are ready to begin, we will conduct a simple telephone screen. This is then followed by an online telepsychiatry appointment with one of our board certified physicians. 2. Once all the needed information is collected and reviewed, including any needed laboratories, exams, and medical records, the required medications will be prescribed. 3. You will then start your detoxification under the close monitoring and observation of our medical staff. Most opioid detoxifications can be successfully completed in a few hours to one day.

Online and In-Home Alcohol Detoxification The process to obtain Online and In-Home Alcohol Detoxification services involves a few simple steps: 1. When ready to begin, we will conduct an online telepsychiatry appointment with one of our board certified physicians. 2. Once all the needed information and items are collected and reviewed, including any needed laboratories and devices, the necessary medications will be prescribed. 3. Detoxification will then begin under the close monitoring and observation of our medical staff. Most alcohol detoxifications can begin within 48 hours of the initial evaluation and can be successfully completed in just a few days.

How are initial tele-psychiatry & in-office appointments scheduled?

The process to undergo remote telepsychiatry treatment involves a few simple steps. Follow the three steps outlined below to execute a telepsychiatry appointment. If you prefer to have an in-office appointment, you can also use the same steps below to schedule an in-office appointment. Always feel free to contact our staff if you have any questions. 1. First, register on the TelePsychiatry Associates, LLC website if you are a new patient by clicking the "Register" link in the header of the website homepage. Log into your account if you are an existing patient. 2. Go to the "Appointments" section of your account. Choose "Schedule a Telepsychiatry Appointment" if you want a remote tele-psychiatry appointment, or choose "Schedule an In-Office Appointment" if you prefer to have an in-person, in-office appointment. This will allow you to gain access to the scheduling calendar for that type of appointment. Choose the date and time of your liking and you will be prompted to choose the length of the appointment. Book your appointment. 3. If you scheduled a remote, tele-psychiatry appointment, on the day & time of your appointment, log into your account and click the link that says "Enter Waiting Room". You will be sent to the virtual waiting room where your provider will see you and connect with you as soon as they are available. If you scheduled an in-person, in-office appointment, go to your provider's office on the date and time of your appointment where your provider will meet you. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We hope to see you soon!

How much do the services cost?

For the Alcohol Detox Program, we are currently running a promotional price which is far below facility-based detox prices and includes the pre-detox evaluations as well as the treatment during the alcohol detox period (usually 5 days). If you carry insurance, your insurance policy may cover a significant portion of these costs. Please call us at 913-766-7246 with your insurance policy information to learn of your particular costs for the program. Many people are pleasantly surprised at how affordable our costs are.  

For the Opioid Detox Program, the initial evaluation is $350 followed by the opioid detox period which is $250. Each monthly follow-up appointment is $115. If you carry insurance, your insurance policy may cover a significant portion of these costs. Please call us at 913-766-7246 with your insurance policy information to learn of your particular costs for the program.

 

* TelePsychiatry Associates, LLC does not distribute or use registration information for any purpose outside medical care.

Policies

This notice describes how psychological and medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully. HIPAA requires you are provided with a Notice of Privacy Practices for use and disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI) for treatment, payment and health care operations. The law requires your signature is obtained, acknowledging we provided you with this information. When you sign this document, you will be acknowledging that you have received this information. Please read these forms carefully and discuss any questions you have with your clinician.

“Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities.”

Your healthcare provider may use or disclose your protected health information (PHI), for treatment, payment, and health care operations purposes with your consent. To help clarify these terms, here are some definitions:

“PHI” refers to information about your health record that could identify you. Treatment is when your healthcare provider, coordinates, provides or manages your mental health care or other services related to your healthcare. Payment is reimbursement for your healthcare. Examples of payments are when your healthcare provider discloses your PHI to your health insurer to obtain reimbursement for your health care or to determine eligibility or coverage.

Health Care Operations are activities that relate to the performance and operation of practice. Examples of health care operations are quality assessment and improvement activities, business-related matters such as audits and administrative services, and case management and care coordination.

“Use” applies only to activities within the office, such as sharing, employing, applying, utilizing, examining, and analyzing information that identifies you.

“Disclosure” applies to activities outside of the office, such as&##133;


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