Psychiatry. A word some of us may not be too comfortable with. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor, a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of various emotional and mental health disorders. A psychiatrist is different from a psychologist who is not a medical doctor, but who also treats mental health issues primarily thru the provision of psychotherapy. A psychologist can also conduct various written tests that can clarify the diagnosis and help in the treatment process.
Val Verde Regional Medical Center thru the means of telemedicine has now made available the services of a psychiatrist, Dr. Holly Dubois, to the Del Rio and surrounding communities. Telemedicine involves using a secure network to link patients with their physician who is in a different location. Through this process, Dr. Dubois is able to do psychiatric evaluations, as well as prescribe and manage psychotropic medications to treat depression, anxiety and other mood disorders, as well as psychotic disorders and adjustment difficulties.
Dr. Dubois attended medical school at the University of Southern California and completed her residency in adult Psychiatry at Stanford University. Her interest and training is in the intersection of medical illnesses and psychiatric conditions.
Dr. Dubois treats patients 18 and over. She is the only psychiatrist available in the area, including Eagle Pass and Uvalde. She accepts many types of insurance plans. To schedule an appointment you can call (830) 778-3629.