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Sara Stramel Brewer, Executive Director
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Mail: P.O. Box 30413
Indianapolis, IN 46230-0413
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Why choose a psychiatrist?

Of all the mental health providers in the United States, only psychiatrists are fully licensed medical doctors. Because they are physicians, psychiatrists can order or perform a full range of medical laboratory and psychological tests that provide a complete picture of a patient's physical and mental state. Their education and years of clinical experience equip them to understand the complex relationship between emotional and other medical illness, evaluate all the medical and psychological data, make a diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan.

Also, as physicians, they are the only mental health providers who can prescribe medication and order medical tests.