Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers? This page encompasses the questions that are most frequently asked by our patients.

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About Dr. Konzer

What is the difference between Sports Psychiatry and Sports Psychology?

Sports psychiatrists help with life issues and the treatment of disorders, in addition to the psychological aspects of sports competition and training.  Sports psychiatrists specialize in athletes who are facing medical and/or emotional disorders along with addressing the emotional blocks affecting performance.  They can more easily coordinate with other medical care providers given their background and training.

Sports psychologists are educators who teach techniques to help athletes better handle competitive situations. Typically, sports psychologists work on the emotional blocks that athletes face, including facing their fears and overcoming negative thinking.


What ages of patients do you see?

Dr. Konzer has treated patients from 4 to 60 years-old.


Are you board certified?

Yes. Dr. Konzer is board certified by the American Board of Neurologists and Psychiatrists in both general (adult) Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry.


Do you specialize in any specific disorders?

Yes – Sports Psychiatry and Eating Disorders. Although, Dr. Konzer sees many other disorders including anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar, autism spectrum, etc.


What is a DO?

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Click HERE for more information about DOs.


Where are you licensed to practice?

Dr. Konzer currently holds medical licenses in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Michigan.

Fees & Insurance

What insurance do you take?

We are a fee for service practice, so we do not file with any insurance company.


What are your fees?

$175 – $450 per visit

Appointments & Scheduling

What are Dr. Konzer’s hours?

Dr. Konzer is currently on maternity leave, but continues to host condensed office hours. Beginning June 1st, Dr. Konzer’s office hours will be:

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(The office will close between 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM for lunch.)

Fridays (Office Staff Only): 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Do you accept same day appointments?

We do not have availability for same day appointments. However, established patients are generally able to schedule within the week and new patient assessments are often scheduled within 4-6 weeks.


How do I schedule an appointment?

New patients can begin a consultation with Dr. Konzer by completing the information in the form HERE or by emailing konzerpsychiatric@outlook.com. Established patients can log into their patient portal, email Dr. Konzer, or call 704-997-5154 and leave a message.


Does Dr. Konzer have a fax number?

Yes. 704-997-5174.

Treatment Paths & Expectations

Do you prescribe medications or do therapy?

Dr. Konzer provides both medication management and some therapy at each appointment. Ongoing therapy is available on a case by case basis and is determined at the end of the assessment.


What is expected of me?

Konzer Psychiatric, PC places the focus on the doctor-patient relationship. Participating in appointments and open communication with your provider is essential in being able to develop a plan together. After the initial assessment, appointments for medication management will be held monthly to every 3 months, depending on the response to medication and other factors which will be reviewed during appointments. Therapy appointments will be discussed on a case by case basis.

Areas of Expertise

Do you do court mandated or child custody evaluations?

No.


Do you complete disability evaluations or workman’s compensation assessments?

No.


Do you treat Substance Abuse/Dependence?

No.

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