“In my work, I try to help young adults navigate the challenges and anxieties of what I call the quarter-life crisis – that time when we are transitioning from childhood to adulthood, solely responsible for our decisions and destinies.”
-Dr. Mark S. Schneider
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make an appointment?
You may call me at (401) 949-2900. I will get some basic demographic and insurance information. My secretary will research your insurance benefits to confirm if your plan has a co-pay or a deductible.
What can I expect at the first meeting?
Your first meeting will consist primarily of information gathering about the concerns that led you to scheduling the appointment. Typical information that is gathered will be current symptoms, past symptoms, previous treatments, medical history, family history, and social history. Based on the information that is gathered, we will work together to develop a treatment plan.
What should I bring with me to the first appointment?
Do you accept insurances?
I accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island, United Health, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. As a Blue Cross PPO provider, I am also covered by most Blue Cross plans around the country. If you have an insurance that I do not accept, you may have out-of-network benefits that allow you to see providers not in your network. You can call your insurance company about this or we can assist you in determining your insurance benefits.
What types of payment do you accept?
I accept cash or check. I regret that I cannot accept debit or credit cards. Payments are expected at the time of the appointment.
What types of conditions do you treat?
I provide individual treatment for late teenagers through the elderly. Treatment is offered for a wide range of conditions including:
Anxiety disorders (panic, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and phobias)
Behavioral Medicine (pain management, adjustment to chronic illness, stress management)
Workplace stress and career issues
Do you prescribe medication?
I do not prescribe medication. If you need medication as a component of your treatment, I will work with your current provider or refer you to an appropriate physician.