"Let's Find the Cause of Your Losses in Memory and Thinking
So That You Can Live Your Life Up to Your Full Potential"

Not Like It Used To Be

I forget the names of people I’ve known for years. In the middle of talking to someone, I forget what I want to say.

I Get So Confused

Like, did I take my medicine this morning? I just can’t remember. Everyone is upset with me, but I can’t help it.

It's 3 a.m. and I Can't Sleep

For so long I’ve been so worried about my parents. The whole family is so concerned about their problems with memory and thinking.

I'm Concerned

I’ve known this couple for many years and lately they’ve changed. They’ve stopped going to church activities and they get lost driving.

Treatment Support

It’s past time that these patients undergo more testing than I can provide. I need help figuring out what is going on.
Stan Ferneyhough - Health Care Psychology

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Why is it so difficult to know if your losses in memory and thinking are caused by physical problems?



It is my goal to help you and your love ones identify the causes of your problems with losses in memory and thinking, and more importantly find solutions to deal with them.    No matter at what level of difficulty you find your losses in memory and other problems in thinking have become, they do not control you or debase your humanity; they simply change the way in which you and your loved ones live your lives.  You and everyone involved with you are not Victims to whatever ails you – you all are much bigger than your malady.  You do not lose yourself and fade away from a disease or other pathological processes.

Unfortunately, the long-established way of thinking has many people believing you are suffering a devastating loss of yourself which, if you accept as true, results in a normal reaction of shrinking away in fear.  It is this fear that causes many individuals to avoid facing their problems early, at the beginning onset of their losses in memory and thinking.  Instead they wait years and search for professional help only when their difficulties deteriorate to such an extent that it becomes impossible to avoid acknowledging them.  Yet when memory and thinking problems are caught early, most people can have years of rewarding and fulfilling lives.

Although problems in your memory and thinking might be just be the result of your normal aging, for many people their problems stems from insults to their brain with or without head trauma, disease, or a neurodegenerative process.  

 

Time Involvement


A neuropsychology testing session typically take about six to eight hours to complete.  Additionally, before testing there is an hour face-to-face assessment with the client, and following testing a one hour follow-up session to review the findings and provide recommendations to the client.  I base my fees on a typically standard rate for neuro-psychologists and psychologists; you may contact Health Care Psychology, PA for the current fee schedule.

Some assessments may be shorter, particularly in case of the client then refusing part of or all of the assessment on the day.  On the other hand, some complex cases are particularly complex may involve more comprehensive testing with hours of record review prior to the testing and prolonged telephone calls made.  This can amount to as much as fifteen hours, but this is exceptional.

Payment Policy

Private Pay: Individuals payment is required prior to the release of the report and feedback.  For organizations payment is required within 30 days.  Payment can be made by cash, check, or direct deposit.

Insurance: Insurance companies vary considerably with respect to the level of reimbursement for neuropsychological assessments.  Please check with this your insurer. Health Care Psychology, PA will provide you with an invoice and receipt including a provider number that you can submit to your insurance company.


Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to keep an appointment, please call to cancel as soon as possible.  Given the lengthy time taken for an assessment a full day’s time is saved for you.  I charge a fee of $250 for appointments that are not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance, except in the case of an emergency or prior arrangement.


Confidentiality

In accordance with the code of ethics of the psychological associations and requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ( HIPAA), I am required to keep confidential any information I’m given, except under the following circumstances: iI you waive your right to confidentiality in writing; if I believe you pose a harm to yourself or others; if I believe that a child or an elder is being abuse, neglected, or molested; or if I am directed by a court of law.