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seeya
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January 27, 2019 4:11 am  

I know there is a hospital and I know there are psychologists and regular health care needs can be met on STT. 

We have one family member that must see a psychiatrist (not psychologists) due to an auto-immune syndrome that attacks the brain. Sounds awful but it is manageable and you wouldn't even notice it if you met the person. 

I still have yet to find out if there are any psychiatrist on island. I found a couple of names searching the web but want to know what you guys have to say. I was hoping to do video sessions with our current doc but she was unable to work it out long term.

Any names or numbers to help me with this would be awesome!


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stjohnjulie
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January 27, 2019 5:26 am  

Check out Insight Psychological Services.  I have been there with a family member and have seen Dr. Zen.  Good guy, knowledgeable, feel pretty lucky to have him on St. Thomas.  I've seen many many many psychiatrists with my family member and out of all of them, Dr. Zen is right there at the top with who I liked.  


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January 29, 2019 5:13 pm  

seeya: In case you have trouble finding him, Dr. Zen is kinda his nickname. Here is Dr. Meservy's info from the Insight website: https://www.insightvi.com/providers.html


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seeya
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January 30, 2019 12:35 pm  

Thanks! I did end up finding him but thought there were two docs due to name confusion. 

Unfortunately, there is a 60 person waiting list! They told me to try the clinic on the east end.


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January 31, 2019 4:05 am  

Oh my!!  That is quite the list!  I would get on it.  There are generally lots of cancelations and such.  When I was visiting him it was pre storms and I didn't have a wait.  I also saw Dr. Howells (Cutright) on a regular basis prior to seeing Dr. Zen so that may have helped get us bumped up the list a bit.  With my family member, there was a time where we used their stateside doctor, local clinic, and local therapist working together for medication management.  Not sure what your situation calls for but sometimes you can find a way to make it work 🙂  


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January 31, 2019 5:14 pm  

Just to clarify: Dr. Meservy is an M.D.- psychiatrist. Dr. Howells and Dr. Thompson are Ph.D. psychologists.

I thought that Dr. Zen was the only psychiatrist around. I would ask who is at the East End Clinic.


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February 1, 2019 4:55 am  
Posted by: East Ender

Just to clarify: Dr. Meservy is an M.D.- psychiatrist. Dr. Howells and Dr. Thompson are Ph.D. psychologists.

I thought that Dr. Zen was the only psychiatrist around. I would ask who is at the East End Clinic.

Yes!  Sorry for not clarifying that!  


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seeya
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February 6, 2019 1:43 am  

yes, med management is a big deal


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seeya
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February 6, 2019 1:45 am  

Apparently Dr. Zen works at the clinic too. That's what the receptionist on the phone said.


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February 7, 2019 6:19 am  

The solution to your problem is Dr Sang. She works for the government and has a private practice near Five Courners (Lorraine Princess) Christiansted. Her phone number is 340-713-0348. She is probably the best psychiatrist on this island having practiced for over 40 years in the states.


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February 10, 2019 11:50 am  

LOL. Except seeya asked about St Thomas...


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seeya
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February 11, 2019 3:36 pm  

hahaha, I did ask about STT! But, going over to STX isn't out of the question. I just hadn't thought about that option. I was starting to look into flying in to Miami or NY.


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