Meet Dr. Allison McDade
Dr. McDade was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After graduating high school, she completed her undergraduate training early at Baylor University. She returned to Galveston, Tx to complete her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch. During her time in medical school, Dr. McDade collaborated with colleagues to form the University's first ever Stress Less Festival focusing on mental health and stress management in students. Afterwards, she stayed in Galveston to complete her general psychiatry residency and child fellowship at UTMB where she participated in the education of medical students.
Dr. McDade has experience in treating a range of psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, ADHD, opposition defiant disorder, bipolar disorder, PTSD and schizophrenia.
In addition to addressing mental health issues in the outpatient setting, Dr. McDade works to improve mental health literacy and reduce stigma in the community by participating on various panels, lecturing at NAMI meetings, and speaking at schools.
What is Telepsychiatry?
Telepsychiatry is the process of providing mental health care from a distance through technology, often using videoconferencing.
Does it Work?
Telepsychiatry is equivalent to in-person care in diagnostic accuracy, treatment effectiveness, quality of care and patient satisfaction. Patient satisfaction is high among patients, psychiatrists and other professionals
Are there limits to Telepsychiatry?
Yes. There are limits to what medications can be prescribed. Telepsychiatry may not be for everyone. Potential clients are screened to ensure telepsychiatry meets their psychiatric needs.
How does it work?
Generally, the first appointment is in person and will last between 60-90 minutes, depending on the age of the patient. Follow up appointments are via telepsychiatry and vary from 15-30 minutes.
What if I cannot drive to the initial appointment?
Please send us a message if you would like to join our clinic.
Telepsychiatry appointments can reduce the need for time off work, childcare services, etc. to access appointments far away. They can also reduce potential transportation barriers, such as lack of transportation or the need for long drives