LAWRENCE BUDNER, M.D.

 

LAWRENCE BUDNER, M.D.

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Dr. Budner received his undergraduate and medical degrees at Brown University, and then trained in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry at U.C.I., where he was both chief resident in psychiatry and chief fellow in child and adolescent psychiatry.  He is board-certified in both adult, and child and adolescent psychiatry.  He has been on the staff of Children’s Hospital of Orange County since 1988, and was head of psychiatry there until a hospital-based psychiatrist was recruited in 2001.  He now accepts new patients up through college age, but will follow his established child patients into adulthood.

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Dr. Budner’s style of practice is to do an initial evaluation over three or four visits, and then make recommendations.  He is able to provide a range of treatments, including individual and family therapy, behavior modification, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and psychiatric medications.  For most problems, psychiatric medication is not used, but may be offered if non-medication therapies are not effective.

Dr. Budner is not a provider on any insurance panel, but is happy to submit the claim to the insurance company as a courtesy for his patients.  You may want to check with your insurance company as to how much it will pay for an out-of-network child psychiatrist.  To help you figure out how much visits will cost out-of-pocket, here are the current fees and insurance codes for the most common visits:

Initial evaluation visit (code 90801)                        $245                                                                                                                 Full regular visit, 45 minutes (code 90807)            $225                                                                                                
Half regular visit, 20-25 minutes (code 90805)      $130                                                                        

Please call the office to make an appointment or if you have any questions about Dr. Budner’s practice.