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Driftless Integrative Psychiatry

Dr. Erica Burger, DO MPH

telemedicine 

heart-centered and holistic care

sports and integrative psychiatry

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Integrative Psychiatry

We look into root causes of your symptoms together.  There is time to discuss your concerns.  Your voice is heard.  Evidence-based treatment options are based on your needs and goals.  Treatment options may include lifestyle changes, nutritional psychiatry (food as medicine), targeted supplements, stress reduction techniques, psychotherapy, medication, and more. 

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About Driftless Integrative Psychiatry
 

Welcome! 

If you are struggling, I am here to help.  My hope is for you shift closer to living a life that is aligned with your values.  In our work together, my goal is to meet you where you are at but also to help you feel empowered and supported. Feeling better IS possible. 

Depending on your needs and preferences, a personalized treatment plan for you will utilize any combination of psychotherapy, medication,  skills to practice, nutrition swaps, supplements, and/or herbal remedies. 

 

The road to better mental health can be long, windy, and challenging.  But you do not have to do it alone.  Let's travel the road together. 

In healing,

Dr. Erica Burger, DO , MPH

Who I Tend to Work With

Wellness-oriented individuals who are...

Looking for holistic ways to manage your mental health.

 

 

Struggling with low mood, sadness low energy, or low motivation.

Experiencing anxiety of any kind that has become unmanageable.

Feeling unrelenting stress and/or going through life transitions.

 

Have experienced or are experiencing trauma or moral injury of any kind.

Wondering if you have bipolar disorder or are currently living with bipolar disorder.

Interested in learning other ways of managing your mental health besides or alongside medication.

Reluctant about medications for mental health and wanted to learn about and discuss indications, benefits, side effects of medications.

Wanting to simplify your medication regimen or you don't feel good on your current medication regimen.

Interested in food as medicine and making swaps in your eating patterns that better support your mental health.

Wanting to keep your mental health care outside of insurance.

Struggling with mental health related to sport, including disordered eating, exercise addiction, overtraining, or performance anxiety.

See yourself in any of these? Wanting to feel better? You can connect with me here
 

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Services

Free Phone Consultation

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We offer a complimentary 15 minute "Get to Know You" visit so you can ask questions about our services and practice model to determine if we are a good fit.  Easy self-scheduling here.

25 Minute Follow Up

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Focus sessions that include assessing response to treatment.  These sessions can also be used for brief psychotherapy and review of lab results.  The recommended follow up frequency depends on your needs and what works best for you. 

Initial Intake 

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New patients start with a 90 minute evaluation in order to better understand you, including your background, mental health history, values and goals, and treatment options.  Patients are provided with a detailed customized treatment plan.  

50 Minute Follow Up

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Longer sessions allow for more in-depth psychotherapy, providing education on your symptoms, discussing diagnostic testing results, lifestyle coaching, and your response to treatment.  The recommended frequency depends on your needs and what works best for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you provide services?​

  

All services at Driftless Integrative Psychiatry are provided through HIPAA-compliant video (Zoom).  Starting in August 2021, the clinic will offer in-person options in downtown Lansing, Iowa.

 

We offer psychiatric services to individuals living in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

What is the investment?

We charge $450 for 90 minute intake visits as part of a new clinic rate.  Follow up visits are $250 for 50 minutes and $150 for 25 minutes.  

A limited number of sliding scale spots are available for those in serious financial need.

Do you accept insurance?

Driftless Integrative Psychiatry does not participate with commercial insurance companies, Medicaid, nor Medicare.  This means that your care is outcomes driven and based on your individual needs, where you are in charge of your treatment - not insurance companies.  

We have partnered with Reimbursify for you to easily submit your claims for out-of-network health insurance reimbursement using your phone. Download the app to get started.

Why wouldn't I just see a psychiatrist through my insurance?
Great question. 
 
You mental health is one of the best investments you can make - it is an investment in yourself.
 
It all comes down to value. 
 
Keep in mind that with most health care behavioral health services, you cannot choose your psychiatrist and scheduling can be a huge headache due to availability.  It is not uncommon to have to wait months for a follow up. At Driftless Integrative Psychiatry, you will work directly with Dr. Burger and not have to go through administrative hurdles to be in touch with her as a patient. Prices are transparent, unlike if you work with your insurance company/healthcare system. 
 
Dr. Burger utilizes a slow medicine approach and intentionally sees fewer patients in order to provide the best quality of care possible.  In addition, appointments can be made with ease through online real-time scheduling.  She has additional expertise and certification in both integrative psychiatry and sports psychiatry (athlete mental health).

Do you see children or adolescents?
Dr. Burger works with adults ages 18 and up.

I'm a physician interested in starting a private practice - do you have any advice?

Please get in touch with me through the contact form and we can discuss!

Have more questions?  Please get in touch!  

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