Hello and Welcome to Tela-NP Online
Specializing in Adult ADHD, Mild Anxiety and Mild Depression
DNP, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Hello, my name is Dr. Melissa Madalone. I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Board Certified in Psychiatric Mental Health (PMHNP-BC) and Adult Health (ANP-BC).
I am the Owner/Operator of Tela-NP in Adult Health and Psychiatric Services. I completed my Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2015 and have been a practicing Nurse Practitioner since 2009. I previously practiced in hospitals, nursing homes, and primary care settings.
I currently work in Telepsychiatry
I am licensed in New York and currently see patients virtually/online only. Being licensed and Board Certified in both Psychiatric Mental Health and Adult Health, I have the training, experience, and unique expertise to examine and assess both the Medical and Psychiatric aspects of your care and treatment.
I also hold an additional certification and specialize in Adult ADHD. I am looking forward to treating you online!
What is Telepsychiatry?
Simply put it is virtual psychiatric care where quality and convenience of care is matched. Telepsychiatry has been around for years and is rapidly growing. Telepsychiatry is an excellent option if you suffer from disorders such as Anxiety, Depression and ADHD. Telepsychiatry is likely not an appropriate option of you are suffering from psychotic disorders/schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, have active substance abuse/addiction problems and active self-harm. Benzodiazepines are generally not started in this practice.
Tela-NP Specializes in :
including mild depression, seasonal affective disorder, adjustment disorder
including general anxiety and panic disorders, as well as adjustment disorder
with evidence-based screening for symptoms and specialized approach to managing symptoms
How Telepsychiatry Works
ALL SESSIONS ARE VIRTUAL
During our first appointment, I will gather history, evaluate symptoms and formulate a diagnosis. Together we will develop a treatment plan. If medication is indicated, I will explain why a medication is being prescribed, potential side effects and risks/benefits of the treatment.
These sessions take place after the initial visit to help evaluate and monitor your progress, track improvement of symptoms, establish new goals, and discuss any side effects or questions you may have about your treatment. In order to custom tailor your treatment plan, you may require frequent visits, especially during the first couple of months.
Insurance and Rates
I’m more than happy to see clients who are covered by insurance and/or who would prefer to pay out of pocket. I’m currently in-network with the following insurance plans:
Oxford Health Plans
What if you do not take my insurance?
That’s okay! If you would like to see me even though I do not take your insurance, I can provide receipts that you can submit to your insurance provider. If the services are accepted by your insurance, they would then reimburse you at their out-of-network rate.
What are the service rates?
Out of pocket rates are $200 for an initial assessment and $100 per follow-up visit, credit card only.
Please note that a late cancellation (less than 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time) or appointment no-shows will be subject to a $75 cancellation fee. It is understandable that some late cancellations may be unavoidable due to special circumstances. In these cases, the cancellation fee may be waived as a one-time courtesy.
Please note that there will be a flat fee charge of $50 for any ancillary services, such as form completion or letter drafting, that require more than 5 minutes additional administrative time outside of appointments. Additionally, these ancillary services are only available to patients who have been established in this practice for no less than 3 months.
The Future of Healthcare
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me