Never let anyone come to you without coming away better and happier. Everyone should see goodness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile - Mother Teresa

Welcome to our website

A HIPPA COMPLIANT HEALTH CARE RESOURCE

Our Mission

To provide quality Psychiatric consultation, evaluation and treatment for individuals and families at an affordable cost with minimal interference by entities outside of the family (i.e. third party payers, managed care companies) allowing the patient/client maximum choice concerning evaluation and treatment within an outpatient setting.

The relationship between the physician and the client is of primary concern

The Doctor by Fildes, Sir Samuel Luke

 

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Appointment Availability AND Finanacial resources accepted


Dr. Ware and Atlanta Family Psychiatry, Inc. continue to accept both private pay as well as clients who choose to use third party (insurance companies) pay resources. Dr. Ware continues to be one of the very few if any Child, Adolescent, Adult and Family Psychiatrists that will spend 2-3 hours face to face with a new client (including insurance clients). While Insurance companies pay 3-4 times more to providers if the provider will spend less than an hour with a client (e.g. 10-15 minutes), it is Dr Ware's opinion that a 10-15 minute session is entirely inadequate.

Due to the extremely poor reimbursement rate from third party resources (for adequate length visits), our huge referral volume, and the need to maintain the quality of services offered, AFPI has found it necessary to manage the number of insurance clients being served at any one time. If the potential client chooses to use insurance as their financial resource they may have to wait at times as much as 2-3 months or longer for an initial appointment. AFPI continues to welcome insurance clients and regrets any wait for services that may be necessary. If the insured client chooses to use AFPI services for their family we are pleased to receive emails concerning their interest. When the practice can serve their needs the client will be contacted. Appointments are offered on a first come first served basis at that point.

Office hours are scheduled from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Thursday
 and from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM on Friday.

Office hours are by appointment only.

Dr. Ware is available by phone @ 770-806-8323 or 404-320-6607 and via email at DrJimPat@aol.com.

You may give feedback about the content of this web site as directed in the resources section. Clinical questions or ongoing care issues should be conveyed via the office phone number or the above email

New Clients

New Clients: (Please fill out the questionnaire(s) only after you have scheduled an appointment!)

Please complete the following questionnaire(s) prior to our first meeting and bring or mail to Dr. Ware's mailing address listed on this web site.  

The New Client and Payor Information Questionnaire is for all new clients. PLEASE NOTE: An Account cannot by opened until this information is completed in full (Sections A, B, C, F, G and H). If you have questions or problems with any of the sections of this form, you may contact Dr. Ware by Email ( DrJimPat@aol.com ) or the billing office (ARBColby@comcast.net ).

Please print out this questionnaire and bring with you on your first visit.

Clients with existing accounts must verify account information annually to continue services.

The New Client Developmental Questionnaire is for youth clients only (to be completed by the parent(s) or legal guardian).

Respondents should note that sending personal information via email on the Internet may not be secure and if you have any reservations about doing so, simple use the United States Postal Service or bring to Dr. Ware's office on your first visit.

We are providing the questionnaire(s) in either MS Word 97 or PDF format for you to download and complete. If you don't have the Acrobat Reader to print PDF files, click here to download. It's free!

New Client and Payor Information (for all new clients)

The New Client Developmental Questionnaire is for youth clients only (to be completed by the parent(s) or legal guardian).

Respondents should note that sending personal information via email on the Internet may not be secure and if you have any reservations about doing so, simple use the United States Postal Service or bring to Dr. Ware's office on your first visit.

We are providing the questionnaire(s) in either MS Word 97 or PDF format for you to download and complete. If you don't have the Acrobat Reader to print PDF files, click here to download. It's free!

New Client and Payor Information (for all new clients)

Print (PDF) FILE Format - Print Out and bring or mail

or

Open Our Questionnaire in Word (email or bring)

New Client Developmental Questionnaire (for Youth only)

Print (PDF) FILE Format - Print Out and bring or mail

or

Open Our Questionnaire in Word (email or bring)

Office Location

6340 Sugarloaf Parkway, Ste 200
Duluth, GA 30097
Receptionist Phone (directions only): 678-775-6700
Do not call this number for appointments

The office is located in suburban Atlanta just off of I-85 (exit 108) in Gwinnett County one block north of I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway. The driver should take Sugarloaf Parkway north and west "away" from Lawrenceville and Snellville toward to Civic Center complex. After passing across Satellite Boulevard, one makes the first left into the Civic Center complex and the office is on the left in the Haven Trust Bank (formerly Horizon Bank)  Building on the second floor.

Directions are available from the office receptionist @ 678-775-6700 Please do not call this number for appointments.

Click to enlarge a map of the area

Arrivals should check in with the receptionist in this multi-user suite.

Services

First time clients are seen for an evaluation which usually takes two to three one hour meetings at the conclusion of which intervention/treatment recommendations are made and when appropriate implemented.

Services that are available are individual assessments for children, adolescents and adults. Parent counseling is provided as a supportive component of working with youth of all ages. For youth, active collaboration with other care providers (family or pediatric physicians, teachers, psychologists or other therapists, and probation officers) is essential.

Other services include individual psychotherapy for adults, marital counseling, and family therapy as indicated. Stabilization of present problems is a primary focus for all clients. Lengths of treatment vary from a few sessions to ongoing monitoring of stabilized patients. While satisfaction cannot be assured, this practice is committed to quality service in support of your growth and enrichment.

Business office:       

Billing Office:
Ms. Bobbie S Colby
Physician's Choice Medical Billing, Inc
P.O. Box 95642
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: 888-848-5943
801-253-9753
Email: ARBColby@comcast.net


 

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J. Patrick Ware, M.D.
P.O. Box 871149
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30087
770-806-8323
E-mail: DrJimPat@aol.com

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