© 2019 by Claire McDonough, Tel: (512) 648-4572

What is the difference between a nurse practitioner and a doctor?

Nurse practitioners are Masters-level nurses who are clinicians with the experience and education to provide healthcare to clients.  In the State of Texas, a nurse practitioner receives some level of supervision from a doctor, including chart review and delegation of controlled substance prescribing.

Who is your supervising doctor?

I am supervised by Dr. Trey Aoueille, MD, a psychiatrist who has a practice in the same office suite. Dr. Aeouille has been practicing psychiatry and doing therapy in Austin for over 30 years.

What are your office hours?

My office is open Monday 9am-7pm, Thursday 9am-7pm, and Saturday 9am-5pm.

Can you order labs and prescribe medications?

Yes, I have prescriptive authority for psychiatry. I can order relevant labwork and prescribe psychiatric medications.

What kind of payments are accepted? 

I require a credit card to be saved on file at or before the time of service. Accepted payments are credit card, debit card, check, cash and Health Savings Account (HSA). I am in the process of getting on two insurance panels: BCBS PPO and Medicare. Check back in April! Meanwhile, I can provide a superbill receipt for you to file with your insurance as "out-of-network".

What are your fees?

Initial Phone Consultation - 20 minutes - FREE

Psychiatric Evaluation - 90 minutes - $250 

Medication Management + Therapy -  50 minutes - $125

Medication Management - 25 minutes $110  

 *Rescheduling Fee - equal to the cost of missed session*

Do you see children and adolescents?

No, I generally do not accept clients who are under the age of 18. My experience is working with adults.