From Dr. Mark Ogle —
Psychiatric care is confidential and with a few exceptions (which I’ll discuss with you if you’re concerned) information cannot be disclosed without your consent. Many insurance plans do require authorizations which involve giving them your diagnosis, medications, and some clinical details. If this worries you, you may wish to pay out-of-pocket for your care. I generally do notify the referring doctor or therapist, if any, about your first visit—if you prefer I don’t do this then let me know.