"I believe in the natural restorative power of the human body but also aware, as a physician, that we all need help from time to time in order to feel healthy again. To this end, we may discuss and use talk therapy, psychiatric medication, lifestyle changes, and natural treatments. This is a collaborative process."
Doctor Kurt Peters is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist with over 20 years experience, involving a full range of conditions such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) amongst others.
Doctor Peters is a Tricare psychiatrist.
UPCOMING ABSENCES: 26-30 May 2016, 23-27 Jun 2016, 29 Jul-8 Aug 2016. Current patients only can page me on urgent issues via the office phone number.
DNA testing for common psychiatric medications used in common psychiatric conditions
DNA genetic testing can help inform us which medications are metabolized extensively, poorly, or normally. These genes, and the enzymes for which they code, may affect a patient's response to antidepressants, mood stabilizers, folic acid supplementation (for depression), and stimulant and non-stimulant medication for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). These tests can include genes involving the cytochrome P450, serotonin, and other neurotransmitter systems.
DNA genetic testing is available in the office: two cotton swabs in the cheek of your mouth, painless and takes only 10-15 seconds. There is, of course, no substitute for a comprehensive medical evaluation. DNA testing can help inform treatment options, however.
Please contact us for more information or to schedule an evaluation with Dr Peters.
Dr Kurt Peters
90 S Cascade Ave, Suite 810
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
+1 719 4342763
+1 719 4342849 fax
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Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 am to 12:00pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.