Carol D. Sexton, M.D., P.S.

Our Practice

March 21, 2015:  Announcing the retirement of Carol D. Sexton, MD with last patients being seen at our office on Thursday, June 11, 2015.  We hope to make your transition to other providers as comfortable as possible. 

            Carol D. Sexton, M.D., P.S. was founded in 2010 by Carol Sexton, MD.
                                     
MISSION STATEMENT:

Carol D. Sexton, MD maintains a collaborative approach with telephone patient financial and psychiatric screening, psychiatric evaluation, psychotherapy (behavioral, cognitive, dialectic, psycho-dynamic, experiential), medication management, and psychiatric education.   Our treatment team seeks the highest level of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health for ourselves and our patients.  We utilize the lowest effective dose of medication and the least effective number of medications with the hope to taper and discontinue medications when possible.  We maximize the quality of personal self-care, interpersonal relationships, and professional relationships.  We minimize behaviors that interfere with our serenity.   We work in collaboration with patients, primary care physicians, other physician specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychotherapists, mental health professionals, and chemical dependency professionals. 

We address self-care issues, emotional defenses, communication patterns, relationship difficulties, and addictive behaviors (street drug use and abuse, prescription drug use and abuse, eating disorders, nicotine addiction, alcohol use and abuse, gambling disorders, as well as work, relationship, isolation, computer, spending and sexual behavioral patterns) as a part of our psychiatric practice. 

We have a "no smoking" policy for office and professional staff.  Patients who do not wish to stop smoking or chewing tobacco as part of their psychiatric care plan will not be approved for our practice. 

We strive to be earth friendly, utilizing an electronic health record and Web FAX.


ABOUT US:

Carol D. Sexton, MD
Carol D. Sexton, MD earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Medicine from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, LA in 1976. She graduated from carolLouisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, LA in 1980. She completed her Internship at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle in 1981 and her Anesthesiology residency in 1983. She practiced anesthesia for five years before transitioning to a nine year career in psychotherapy and psychiatric education. She has lived in Spokane, WA since 1990. She successfully completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Washington-Spokane Track in January 2010. Dr. Sexton is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She passed her written psychiatry boards in May of 2010 and her oral psychiatry boards in June of 2011.

Dr.  Sexton was a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences for the University of Washington and enjoyed working with the psychiatry residents of the University of Washington Psychiatry Residency--Spokane Track.  She was privileged to work with the Family Medicine Residency at Fifth & Brown Clinic.

Dr. Sexton is a member of the Spokane County Medical Society and the Washington State Medical Association.    She is actively involved in promoting physician and physician family health and wellness in Washington State.

Dr. Sexton plans to retire from her private psychiatry practice starting Friday, June 12, 2015.

Our Office Staff

Our professional and courteous Office Staff schedule, cancel, and reschedule appointments with Dr. Sexton, schedule appointments to view our psychiatric educational materials, discuss billing and payment concerns, assist with prescription refills, manage our office library, take messages from current patients and present your concerns to Dr. Sexton during the business day, take vital signs, manage our electronic medical records, and facilitate requests for release of medical record information.

Occasionally our usual Office Staff are on vacation or require time away from our office. When needed, our "on call" Office Staff are present at our office to answer the telephone, manage email and FAX messages, give messages to Dr. Sexton, facilitate basic scheduling, and provide more limited patient care for scheduled appointments. We appreciate your understanding when our usual Office Staff are unavailable.

** We are no longer accepting new patients.
Basic Appointment and Financial Policies

  • Patients are expected to pay all co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance consistent with their insurance plan prior to their appointment with Dr. Sexton. 
  • Self-pay patients are expected to pay with cash, check, VISA, Master Card, or Discover Card prior to their appointment with Dr. Sexton. 
  • We offer no payment plans. 
  • Dependent adults are expected to provide a written guarantee from a parent, guardian, or friend in order to receive psychiatric care. 
  • Please review our complete No Show, Cancellation, and Late Fee Policy listed on a later page (PRACTICE POLICIES) of this website.
  • Dr. Sexton recommends patients plan to schedule psychiatric appointments at the minimum of every 90 days to ensure appropriate medication management and psychotherapy.
  • Former patients who have not appeared for a scheduled appointment for the previous 12 months will be considered a "prospective new patient" and will be required to complete the new patient application process before being scheduled for a new appointment..


How to Schedule An Appointment With Carol D. Sexton, M.D.

  • Please telephone our office staff at 509-414-5050 during regular business hours (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9 AM - Noon and 1 - 5 PM) or leave us a non-urgent voice-mail to request an appointment.  Our Office Staff will return your call ASAP during regular office hours. 
  • Our staff will verify your insurance benefits, determine expected co-pays, co-insurance, and deductible expenses.  

Follow Up Appointments
  • Office Staff will collect appropriate co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance payments when you arrive for your follow-up appointment.. 
  • Office Staff will take vital signs every appointment unless you see us weekly.  Then our office staff will take vital signs on a monthly basis.  "On call" Office Staff do not take vital signs. 
  • Office Staff will provide your with written paperwork (Insomnia Scale, Function Screen, Symptom Screen) which will facilitate your 50 minute follow-up visit with Dr. Sexton. 
  • Please ask our Office Staff to email you copies of Follow Up Appointment paperwork to expedite your office visits. 
  • Consider making a list of any questions or problems you wish to resolve during your 50 minute follow-up appointment with Dr. Sexton to ensure the highest patient-provider satisfaction for your visit.
  •  Dr. Sexton's expects to see her patients at least every 90 days in order to maintain a good therapeutic relationship and to ensure  medications are working properly.