The Lado Healing Institute is proud to provide telemedicine and telepsychiatry technologies to provide psychiatric care over the Internet. Dr. Lado can provide professional services over the Internet. Telepsychiatry and some areas of telemedicine are here to stay. It has many advantages in that a physician can bring his clinical skills to a distant place where help is needed, such as rural areas, correctional and jail systems, and inpatient psychiatric facilities. However, telemedicine is very much limited to areas where data from the patient’s condition can be ascertained through history and in the case of psychiatry the mental status exam. Other new technologies, such as computerized testing to validate and support the psychiatrist diagnosis. The most critical thing I was taught in my training first from surgery, if you don’t know what you’re looking at, how can you treat it. The same applies to psychiatry. If you don’t have an accurate diagnosis, how can you provide effective treatment?
“There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men, it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language. To improve the diagnostic reasoning skills of medical students, they should be trained in methods for inferring the correct diagnosis from the case history.” The history and Mental Status Examination (MSE) are the most important diagnostic tools a psychiatrist has to obtain information to make an accurate diagnosis. A compilation of all information gathered throughout the interview and MSE leads to the differential diagnosis of the patient. Once this diagnosis is established, a treatment plan is formulated. In summary, observation, and listening, whether done in person or through a secure teleportal, does not degrade or impact the treatment.