ABOUT DR. CHOBY
Dr. Choby has more than 20 years of clinical experience in direct patient care, medical education, and consulting on healthcare policy and medicolegal issues. She is a former assistant professor of behavioral sciences and psychopharmacology, adding to her expertise in psychotherapy and medication management strategies for her patients. She is the former director for the West Virginia TelePsychiatry Network and helped to establish over 30 rural clinics to meet the mental health needs of patients in underserved areas. Dr. Choby graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Virginia University and earned her medical degree at the same institution. She completed dual residencies in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and fellowship training in Forensic (Legal) Psychiatry. She earned board certification in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry prior to shifting her clinical practice exclusively to mental health. Her practice philosophy focuses on integrative psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and lifestyle interventions to optimize outcomes for her patients.
NEW PATIENT PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION
Dr. Choby's practice philosophy allows ample time for her to understand your concerns in an unhurried manner. Treatment focuses on providing patients personalized care tailored to their specific needs.
Dr. Choby has over 20 years of experience in psychopharmacology and approaches prescribing with a light touch.
She works with patients to ensure they are taking correct medications for their symptoms, at appropriate doses to minimize side-effects.
If you wish to move towards being medication free, Dr. Choby can provide insight as to whether this would be clinically appropriate and work to develop a structured discontinuation plan.
Medication management appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes for established patients. For those who desire additional time for their appointments, one-hour combined medication management and psychotherapy sessions are available.
Psychotherapy services are offered as a stand-alone process or add-on treatment with medication management. Patients with mild symptoms, who wish to avoid taking medications can often be treated with psychotherapy alone.
Dr. Choby has extensive training and clinical experience in psychotherapeutic techniques to help you work through a variety of concerns.
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