Dr. Hima Palakurthi
Dr. Hima Palakurthi is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at Carolina Performance in Raleigh. Dr. Palakurthi is double-board certified in both Child/Adolescent and General Psychiatry. She has focused her past 8 years of clinical work in community mental health settings in urban and suburban areas. She offers services for a diverse range of clients with various degrees of severity.
Hima Palakurthi, MD
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. Palakurthi is double-board certified in both Child/Adolescent and General Psychiatry. She has focused her past 8 years of clinical work in community mental health settings in urban and suburban areas. She offers services for a diverse range of clients with various degrees of severity. Although her primary focus is Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, she will be happy to provide services for all age groups. Dr. Palakurthi provides individualized treatment plans to include family, cultural, psychological, and environmental factors that are unique to each individual.
SATURDAY APPOINTMENTS are available for the convenience of working parents and school age children.
Comprehensive diagnostic assessments
Academic and Psychotherapy recommendations
Referrals to intensive therapy and psychological testing
Consultations to primary care providers in diagnosing and managing treatment resistant psychiatric conditions
SPECIFIC AREAS OF INTERESTS
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Behavioral and Academic problems
Understanding critical differences between ADHD and Bipolar Disorders
Mood Disorders including Treatment Resistant Depression
Anxiety and Anger Management problems
Dr. Palakurthi cannot provide services like:
Treatment of Chemical dependencies
Prescriptions for medications like Xanax and Benzodiazipines (eg: Valium, Diazepam, Lorazepam) due to long term side effects
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
- 7 years practice in a busy community mental health outpatient setting
- General Psychiatry Residency: Penn State Hershey Medical Center
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency: Penn State Hershey Medical Center
- Undergraduate Training/ Medical School: University of Health Sciences, India
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- North Carolina Medical Society
FEE SCHEDULE AND POLICIES
Initial assessment (60 min): $250
50 min session (45 min): $200
Medication management (30 min): $120
Payment is due at the time of scheduling appointments. 24 hour cancellation notice is required to avoid the full fee charge for missed or cancelled appointments.
Dr. Palakurthi accepts Blue Cross (BCBS). She is Out-of-Network with all other insurance carriers at Carolina Performance. Patients are expected to self pay at the time of the appointment and contact their Insurance provider for out of network benefits.
Contact at 919.961.8435 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a brief screening questionnaire and scheduling appointments.