INTEGRATED THERAPY REFERRAL SITE EXCLUSIVETHERAPIST.COM LAUNCHED
Two Harvard-trained psychiatrists, Drs. Robert Irvin and Srini Pillay, have created www.exclusivetherapist.com, a multi-disciplinary referral website that connects healthcare providers and clients in an integrated therapy context. Modalities included on the website include: Acupuncture, massage therapy, energy healing, yoga, psychotherapy, medication management, physical training, and nutrition.
Registering practitioners must have a current and valid license or certificate to practice in their state (launch of the website includes free healthcare provider sign-up). Acupuncture physicians and massage therapists, among other practitioners, can form a therapy team online and track its progress as well as provide an online schedule that allows clients to make appointments in available time spots. The site also offers ongoing client referral, peer consultation, client-practitioner consultation and informational resources.
Clients have free access to therapists in a variety of health-related disciplines with contact information for local providers in their area. Irvin and Pillay, the site’s creators, were motivated by the need to integrate the different forms of therapies using a combination of research and intuitive care. “Clients and providers will have access to cutting edge technology including online scheduling in an effort to cut down on phone-tag,” says Irvin.
The site, described as “timely, research-based and well-integrated” by Shervert Frazier, M.D., Professor Emeritus at Harvard Medical School, provides the opportunity for clients to interact with practitioners in the various healthcare modalities. The 20 questions client-practitioner consultation section allows patients to have focal health questions answered by experts on a daily basis for a small consultation fee rather than the usual office visit cost.
“It is a very creative site with a lot of hard work to help people integrate the wealth of information out there,” says Dr. Christopher Palmer, Director of Continuing Medical Education at McLean Hospital, Harvard’s largest private psychiatric hospital.
"Written by Rev. Dr. Richard Browne