Psychiatric Excellence in San Francisco, CA

Patient Information


-New Patients


We are currently accepting New Patients.


We offer both In-Person and Video appointments. 


If you would like to request an initial appointment, please go to the home page of the website and click on the "Book Online" yellow tab. Our administrative team will do a brief screening process by phone before determining if we can confirm your initial appointment. The first appointment is only a consultation. 


-Initial Appointments: 30 minutes

-Follow-up Appointments: 15 minutes


Dr. Goel primarily focuses on diagnosis and medication management. He often encourages patients to meet with a therapist on a weekly basis. However, it is not required by our practice.




-Controlled Substances 


When appropriate, our practice prescribes a maximum of 10 tablets per month of a Benzodiazepine (Lorazepam/Ativan, Clonazepam/Klonopin). Our practice does not prescribe Alprazolam/Xanax.


When prescribing Stimulants, we prescribe a maximum of 18 tablets per 30 days. The maximum doses we prescribe are as follows: Adderall 20mg, Vyvanse 40mg, Concerta 36mg. 




-Insurance Information


Please note that it is a patient's responsibility to be aware of their insurance benefits. Before your first appointment, please call the phone number on the back of your insurance card and ask if Anurag Goel, MD is an in-network provider for you. Your insurance company can explain your benefits (deductible/co-pay) to you. 




-Cancellation Policy


Psychiatric Excellence requires 2 business days notice (48 hours) before an appointment for cancellation. Business days are counted as Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and do not include major holidays. 

Cancellations received after this cut-off time will be considered late cancellations and will result in a late-cancellation fee. Missed appointments are counted as late cancellations.




-Disability 


Our practice does not make recommendations or provide paperwork for disability.




-Adjusting Medication Dosages


Please note that we are unable to adjust medication dosages or prescribe new medications through email or by phone. We are only able to do so during an in-person appointment or a video appointment. 


Dr. Goel is available by phone for psychiatric emergencies. 




-Forms or Letters


When appropriate, forms or letters (service animal, testing accommodations, work, school, etc.) can be completed. There is an associated fee. 




-Self-Pay Fees


Please contact our office for self-pay fees.