About Dr. Konzer

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 through both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons in Psychiatry and also 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 and South Carolina.

Services

What’s the difference between coaching and therapy?

During coaching, the client and coach determine where the client is and then, where they want to be or what they want to achieve. In therapy, the client and therapist determine where the client is and discuss the client’s major concerns. They then explore the past and and how that may contribute to the present symptoms.

The “No Surprises Act”

Effective 1/1/2022, a new federal law called the “No Surprises Act” was enacted. This law requires us to provide you with a “good faith estimate” of the total cost of your treatment. Estimating the total cost of psychiatric and psychotherapy treatment is very difficult because the course of treatment varies for everyone. The law requires us to make this estimate prior to completing an assessment which further complicates things. In psychiatry and psychotherapy, there are only a handful of CPT codes (billing codes) that can be used and the prices for those codes do not vary.

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit  www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-877-696-6775.

If you would like to discuss an estimate further, please contact us at 1-704-997-5154.

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?

$200 – $600 per visit. However, fees for coaching and consulting vary; please inquire for rates.

Appointments & Scheduling

What are Dr. Konzer’s hours?

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

Saturdays (One Day per Month):
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
(Saturday hours are reserved for established patients only.)

Coaching and Consulting Hours:
These hours vary based on timing and needs, including evenings and weekends. These hours will be established during engagement with Dr. Konzer.


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.

Have Another Question?

If your question lies outside of our FAQs, we are here to talk further with you. Simply click the “Contact Dr. Konzer” button on this page.