The approach I take with my patients is patient-centered. I have a warm, empathic manner with many of my patients which is usually also sprinkled with lighthearted humor when appropriate. The goal that my patients and I usually establish together is to have each person attain the highest level of functioning possible in all spheres of their life along with feeling the best that they can feel emotionally, psychologically and physically. This important journey that we undertake together will often call for the use of a combination of diagnostic and treatment modalities including the work-up/treatment/ and follow-up of acute/chronic medical issues, psychotherapy, medication (at lowest doses possible while achieving maximum beneficial effect), acupuncture, as well as many other avenues of treatment while keeping in mind always --safety and tolerance. The rapid evolution of the amount of information being amassed regarding the mind-body connection makes this an incredibly exciting time to help patients whose pain is not always as plainly visible as others'.
Dr. Susanna Chyu, DO is a child & adolescent psychiatry doctor who practices in Orlando, FL. She is 44 years old and has been practicing for 16 years.