Dr. Trudy Hartman, M.D.
Experienced Psychiatrist in Palo Alto, CA
Dr. Trudy Hartman, Experienced Psychiatrist in Palo Alto, CA provides diagnostic evaluations and medication treatment. For psychotherapy, I refer my patients to local clinicians. (Studies show the most effective treatment for mental disorders combines medication and therapy.)
I treat a wide variety of patients with diagnoses including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, ADHD/ADD, panic, OCD, and psychotic disorders.
A psychiatric evaluation for children and adolescents takes two, sometimes three, one-hour sessions, one for the parents and one or two for the patient. For adult patients, one session is sometimes enough, particularly for those already in psychotherapy. With the patient’s authorization, I contact the therapist to gather further information and coordinate care. I usually book a new patient within one to two weeks of first contact. I am easily accessible by telephone and return calls within one business day. I provide my Psychiatric Services across Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Jose, San Mateo & surrounding areas.
Why Choose Dr. Trudy Hartman?
- Experienced: I have over 25 years of experience as a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist.
- Scheduling: Because I treat with medication (psychopharmacology), and do not do therapy, my schedule is open and flexible. I can often schedule a new evaluation in a week or two.
- Communication: I respond to telephone calls the same day, and urgent calls within hours.
- Integrated into the Local Community: I can refer patients to a broad range of therapists for children and adults and will collaborate with a patient’s therapist and integrated and primary care physician.