Patient Guide

Patient Guide 

Your Visit

At Southern Tennessee Psychiatry, we appreciate every opportunity to serve the psychiatric health care needs of our community. We understand that dealing with mental health issues can seem complex and can appear to be difficult to comprehend and that is why we approach every care plan with the heart of a teacher. At Southern Tennessee Psychiatry, we strive to deliver the very best care in a highly specialized field.  It is important for you to know that we welcome your questions, comments, and concerns throughout the entire healing process.

About Your Visit

We appreciate the opportunity to care for you or your loved one. Please read the following helpful tips so that we can make your visit as rewarding as possible. If you have any questions, please call our office. Thank you.

Helpful Tips: 

Write it down before you arrive:

We understand that modern healthcare can seem complex and highly specialized.

Please write down any questions you may have prior to your visit. 

When it comes to your health, we believe there are no "bad" questions . We want you and your loved ones to be comfortable leaning on our staff as an expert resource to help you research, understand, and move through the healing process. 

Please ask questions while you are with the doctor.

Gather your information / Current Medication(s):

As an active partner in your health care, you play a very important role. Bring a list of the medicines you/are taking, including names and the doses. For complex health needs, consider creating a medical history binder and include evaluations from other physicians.

Bring someone with you: 

It's helpful to have an extra set of hands and ears when hearing new medical information, so if possible, bring another adult with you to the appointment. If we can help you in any way, please let us know.

Arrive early:

Allow 10 to 15 minutes for the check-in process. 

Delays do happen, so be prepared. Bring a favorite book or iPad to help make the time go by more quickly.

If you have to wait for your doctor because of an unexpected emergency or on a very busy day, remember that you will receive the same immediate care if you're in a similar situation.

Our aim is to give you timely, accurate healthcare. We do not wish to waste your time or create unnecessary delays.

Make the most of your appointment:

Ask questions while meeting with Dr. Fox. She is a healthcare expert and should be viewed as a resource for you and your loved ones.

If you need to take notes to remember the details of your visit, please bring and pen and some paper.

Remember to request letters of medical necessities or workplace notification while in the office.

Avoid unnecessary calls or return trips to the office. 

After the appointment:

As soon as you're done meeting with the doctor and nurse, take a few moments to write down some notes about what just happened during the visit; also write down any other questions you have and important phone numbers to call, such as the clinic's nursing line, prescription refill line and appointment line. 

When possible, make your follow-up appointment before you leave and write down new appointment dates. 

Stay in Communication with us:

Dr. Fox wants to provide the most convenient, timely, and accurate care in the southeast.  If at any time, you feel we can improve on the level of service we are providing, please let us know. We are here to help you and your loved ones navigate the healing process.

Please contact us if you have any questions (931) 962-3500.

Southern Tennessee Psychiatry