Our psychiatric consultation-liaison service provides timely, efficient and high-quality consultation to physicians regarding patients who have medical or surgical conditions that may exacerbate or be exacerbated by emotional problems.
Several kinds of patients benefit from psychiatric consultation, including:
In these cases, we perform examinations, including cognitive and neurological tests, to provide comprehensive biospychosocial diagnoses and treatment recommendations. We also assess the risk of suicide and other safety issues.
We commonly consult for cases involving a variety of disorders, including:
We partner with patients, their families, medical and nursing staff and representatives from social agencies to provide excellent care, support recovery and assist with transitions to outpatient care.
Our faculty and residents work with both pediatric and adult inpatients at Erie County Medical Center and Buffalo General Medical Center.
Faculty and fellows associated with our Division of Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry provide pediatric consultation-liaison
services at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
This specialty service provides a key training opportunity for medical students and residents in our department, giving them experience with the interface between psychiatry and the other specialties.