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Dr. Pat Rabjohn | Publications
1. Rabjohn, PA, Helm, EM, Stanley, JS, West, CM, Sampson, HA, Burks, AW, and Bannon, GA. Molecular Cloning and Epitope Analysis of the Peanut Allergen, Ara h 3. J. Clin. Invest. 1999, 103: 535-542. PDF file of Paper.
2. Guangping Chen, Pat A. Rabjohn, J. Lyndal York, Christina Wooldridge, Daqing Chang, Charles N. Falany, and Anna Radominska-Pandya. Carboxyl Residues in the Active Site of Human Phenol Sulfotransferase (SULT1A1). Biochemistry. 2000, 39: 16000-16007.
3. Bannon G.A., Cockrell, G., Connaughton, C., West, C.M., Helm, R.M., Stanley, J.S., King, N., Rabjohn, P.A., Sampson, H.A., Burks, A.W. Engineering, Characterization, and in vitro Efficacy of the Major Peanut Allergens for Use in Immunotherapy. Intl Arch Allergy Immunol. 2001, 124: 70-72.
4. Rabjohn, P., West, C.M., Connaughton, C., Sampson, H.A., Helm, R.M., Burks, A.W., Bannon, G.A. Modification of Peanut Allergen Ara h 3: Effects on the IgE Binding and T Cell Stimulation. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2002, 128: 15-23.
5. Rabjohn PA and Yager J. The Effects of Resident Work-Hour Regulation on Psychiatry. Am J Psych. 2008, 165: 308-311. PDF Link of Paper.
6. Rabjohn PA. Is DSM Negatively Impacting Resident Growth? Resident Edition of Am J Psych. (on-line publication). 2008, 3: 4-5. PDF Link of Paper.
7. Geppert C, Rabjohn P, and Vlaskovits J. To Treat or Not To Treat: Psychosis, Palliative Care, and Ethics at the End-of-Life: A Case Study. Psychosomatics. 2011, 52(2): 178-184.
Q: Does RBI file insurance claims?
Rabjohn Behavioral Institute is not currently on any insurance panels, and RBI does not bill or accept payments from insurance companies. This classifies RBI as an out-of-network provider. Payment arrangements are exclusive between Rabjohn Behavioral Institute and its clients.
However, many of our clients do use their health insurance to help them with our charges; this can be easily done by submitting the itemized receipt that we give you for each appointment to your insurance company, who will reimburse you directly. For this process, we are considered out-of-network providers.
If you would like to use your insurance to offset our charges, we suggest that you discuss three points with your insurance provider:
Q: What are the fees for an appointment at RBI?
Psychiatric care at Rabjohn Behavioral Institute is provided on a fee-for-service basis. Our prices vary depending on the length of the treatment session. Payment is required at the time of service. Currently, we accept all major credit cards, debit cards, and cash. We do not currently accept checks.
RBI believes it is important for all Americans to have health insurance. However, we also believe that our allegiance and responsibility is to you, the client. Because of the severity of psychiatric illness, we feel it is best to limit third-party party interference with your treatment. By staying out-of-network, Rabjohn Behavioral Institute’s team of dedicated professionals can spend more time with you at each appointment while simultaneously protecting the confidentiality of your psychiatric medical record by keeping it between you and us.
Q: Why doesn’t RBI accept insurance?
Another important reason RBI has chosen not to contract with insurance companies is to limit their involvement in treatment decisions. Currently, many insurance companies prefer physicians to follow pre-determined algorithms and limit testing to keep costs down. Rabjohn Behavioral Institute believes very strongly that your treatment team should decide which treatments are best for your particular diagnosis and needs and which testing should be performed to ensure accuracy if a diagnostic question arises.
Q: How can you ensure my private health information and visit remains confidential?
A cornerstone of our treatment philosophy is that psychiatric diagnosis and treatment information should be kept as confidential as possible.
RBI utilizes an electronic medical record (no paper records regarding diagnosis and treatment are kept in office) that is HIPAA-compliant and password-protected. RBI will only release information to other physicians after a client’s written consent. We also try very hard to schedule clients in a way that keeps the number of people in our waiting room to a minimum.
Our treatment team will be more than happy to discuss any concerns regarding confidentiality with you at any of your appointments.
Dr. Pat Rabjohn is a highly trained and Fort Worth and Mansfield Board Certified Psychiatrist with a reputation for excellence. With a Ph.D. in molecular biology and a doctorate in medicine, Dr. Rabjohn was mentored by nationally recognized experts in a variety of psychiatric disorders and is today a published researcher. He is also an accomplished psychiatrist whose specialty knowledge and scientific background is the basis for RBI’s track record for success.
A native of Mansfield, TX, Dr. Rabjohn is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care for this community. Together, he and his team of professional therapists address your needs with the compassion, dedication, and determination you deserve. We are attentive, friendly people who listen, cater to your comfort and treat you with respect. We care about you and that your concerns are addressed; as we know, caring and dedication are vital to diagnosing your problem and improving your level of functioning.
At Rabjohn Behavioral Institute, we help people overcome their psychiatric conditions — depression, anxiety disorders, adult ADD and more — and achieve a higher level of functioning in their lives. And we get results. The way we do this is by following our principles and doing things differently. We are uncommonly accessible, spend more time with you and never treat you like a number. We can get you scheduled soon, we see you at your appointed time, and we don’t require a physician’s referral. We also individualize our care to you and target your specific symptoms to help you feel and function better.
Also, at Rabjohn Behavioral Institute we believe the confidentiality and focused care are essential to making a difference in your functioning — and your life. Our responsibility and allegiance are to you, and we avoid or limit third-party interference in your care and actively protect your privacy. Also, Dr. Rabjohn doesn’t “direct” your care but conducts your evaluation and follow-ups and engages with you directly, with the skill and knowledge on which RBI’s reputation is founded.
Most importantly, the professionals at RBI know that it takes the time to understand your needs, earn your trust and provide real, long-term help for psychiatric concerns. While today’s healthcare model limits physicians’ time with patients, Dr. Rabjohn, and his team can spend appropriate time to do what’s right — and most efficient — for you.
Initial Phone Call
When you first call Rabjohn Behavioral Institute for an appointment, our receptionist, Kim Garrett, will want to know how you were referred to our office and get a general idea of what RBI can assist you.
A referral is NOT required to be seen for evaluation at Rabjohn Behavioral Institute. Our receptionist will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Due to our heavy call volume, you may be asked to leave a message. If so, then one of our associates will return your call within 24 hours.
What Is a Psychiatric Evaluation?
Most likely, your Primary Care Physician requested that a qualified psychiatrist sees you for assessment. Our evaluations at RBI are typically 55 to 60 minutes long. During this period, you will have a full opportunity to “tell your story” and inform RBI what symptoms you experience and how those symptoms affect your ability to function. The primary goal of the evaluation is to determine the psychiatric diagnosis so that we can recommend the best possible treatment. Based on the diagnosis, the last part of the appointment will be spent discussing with you, the client, a variety of treatment options individualized for you.
A psychiatric evaluation at Rabjohn Behavioral Institute specifically consists of a history of present symptoms, past psychiatric history, alcohol- and drug-abuse history, past medical history, and social history. Your family history will also be reviewed and any additional information that can help us determine how you developed into the person you are today… and how RBI can help you obtain a higher level of functioning.
For some disorders, Rabjohn Behavioral Institute encourages the use of standardized rating scales so we can accurately track a client’s symptoms. At your Primary Care Physician’s office, there is a good chance that they recorded your pulse and blood pressure, which are objective measurements. By converting your subjective symptoms to an actual, standardized scale, RBI can follow those symptoms over time and use either psychotherapy or psychiatric medications to target specific symptoms. This practice is becoming more and more prevalent in psychiatric clinics.
We always encourage clients to try, if possible, to bring along a close friend or family member to their first appointment; this allows RBI to ask your friend or family member what changes they have noticed and how they feel those changes have affected you, the client. For example, it may be significant for our clinician to ask your spouse if you toss and turn at night and have restless sleep, something that may be hard for you to answer. As a reminder, at RBI, we discuss nothing with friends or family members without your verbal and written consent.
What Is “Psychiatric Treatment” and how long will it take?
At RBI, psychiatric treatment can be anything that we recommend to improve your current level of functioning. Typically, this will involve some form of medication management, possibly individual psychotherapy and behavior modifications (eating healthier, avoiding stressful triggers, etc.).
There is no exact answer as to how long it takes to respond to psychiatric treatment. At Rabjohn Behavioral Institute, follow-up appointments are scheduled based on the severity of the illness. Once it’s determined that a client has responded appropriately to treatment, the client is usually free to return to their Primary Care Physician for their psychiatric care. For example, once a client feels they are no longer suffering from depression and they are functioning at a level they feel is appropriate, they are not required to follow-up further at RBI, and they can return to their Primary Care Physician for their medications. Before this occurs, Rabjohn Behavioral Institute will contact the Primary Care Physician to discuss the case so that the transition is smooth, and our treatment plan is followed.
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