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Psychiatrists

Ieva Šveikauskienė

Clinic’s Head of Psychiatry, Doctor-Psychiatrist
I don't treat diagnoses; I treat people.
Consults in the following languages

Prof. dr. Vesta Steiblienė

Professor, Doctor-Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist
The doctor receives a wonderful gift from each patient: their life narrative.
Consults in the following languages

Vilius Ogenskas

Doctor-Psychiatrist
Life doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger!
Consults in the following languages

Miglė Atkočiūnaitė

Doctor-Psychiatrist
I aim to give the patient the tools, simply and clearly, to start getting well.
Consults in the following languages

Aivija Pečkutė

Doctor-Psychiatrist
Overcoming difficulty presents chances for personal development.
Consults in the following languages

Laura Andriuškevičienė

Doctor-Psychiatrist
I appreciate the opportunity to cooperate with the person seeking help, providing qualified, complex assistance.
Consults in the following languages

Rima Vidmantė

Doctor-Psychiatrist
Every person’s story is very important to me. I listen attentively and make the necessary decisions.
Consults in the following languages

Imelda Skiriūtė-Surova

Doctor-Psychiatrist
After all, happy people are alike, but each of us is unhappy in our way.
Consults in the following languages

Daiva Subočienė

Doctor-Psychiatrist
I aim for the best treatment result: not a short-term solution, but long-term changes.
Consults in the following languages

Dainius Juodenis

Adult/Child and Adolescent Doctor-Psychiatrist
It's critical to identify the problematic symptoms as well as their underlying cause and source.
Consults in the following languages

Registration

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Emotional well-being plays an important role in a healthy life

Taking care of your emotional health and mental condition is critical for preserving inner balance, learning more about yourself, and finding harmony with others. When faced with challenging problems, professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychotherapists are suggested for enhancing your mental health.

When is the right time to seek psychiatric help?

Psychiatrists not only treat severe mental diseases like bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder, but they may also help their patients with anxiety, panic attacks, grief, various anxieties, dietary changes, sleeplessness, addictions, and other issues.

Suicidal thoughts or self-harm, eating disorders, psychotic symptoms, perceptual changes (i.e., sounds, images that do not exist in reality) or difficulties with thinking (i.e., beliefs that someone is stalking, harming, poisoning, or attempting to harm the person), an increase in the use of alcohol or psychotropic substances, or physical, emotional, and sexual violence should all be addressed as soon as possible.

A psychiatrist may assist a person or their family members not just when they believe they have a serious disease, but also when unpleasant sensations or concerns are interfering with life pleasure, relaxation, everyday duties, and interpersonal relationships. Consultation with a psychiatrist is also advised when frustration, fatigue, apathy, aggressiveness, mood swings, physical pains that other specialists have failed to diagnose, difficulty sleeping, or intrusive thoughts become more frequent, and it is difficult to avoid the use of certain daily routines.

When a patient has difficulty paying attention or being overly active, a psychiatrist may recommend the patient for an ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) diagnosis. For this disorder, psychiatrists at Kaunas’ “Lotus Medica” clinic can refer the patient to a psychological examination to clarify the diagnosis (with a medical psychologist conducting the assessment), and then, in collaboration with other specialists, to specify the diagnosis and prescribe the appropriate treatment.

Seeing a psychiatrist should also be explored for indicators of dementia, which might include forgetting where things are or putting them in the incorrect place, forgetting what the person intended to accomplish, impaired logical thinking, slurred speech, and unreasonable or odd decision-making.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

The primary distinction between a psychiatrist and a psychologist is that psychiatrists can prescribe medication, develop a further treatment plan with the assistance of other specialists, or make additional referrals for necessary psychological tests to help clarify the diagnosis in question.

A psychologist, on the other hand, is not regarded a doctor and hence cannot prescribe drugs. During frequent meetings with a psychologist, the patient discusses difficulties and potential solutions, while the psychotherapist assists the patient in developing self-reliance and being comfortable in challenging situations. A psychologist or psychotherapist may recommend a client to a psychiatrist if they believe the patient need a deeper understanding or medicine to help them cope with the situation.

Choosing the right psychiatrist

Before making an appointment, it is important to consider the chosen psychiatrist’s practical experience as well as the areas in which they specialize and deepen their knowledge (e.g., treatment of depression, diagnosis of ADHD, eating disorders, treatment of insomnia, and so on). Similarly, asking for recommendations and opinions from friends and family members who have seen a psychiatrist about the treatment, support, and effectiveness of the treatment provided, as well as looking at reviews of other patients on websites evaluating the quality of services provided by medical professionals, can be beneficial.

Patients at the Lotus Medica clinic receive individual consultations from psychiatrists with many years of expertise who continue to enhance their credentials by participation in scientific conferences, seminars, and training courses. When looking for a reputable psychiatrist in Kaunas for a face-to-face appointment or a remote consultation, our clinic can provide a variety of highly qualified adult psychiatrists who can consult patients as young as 18. Many of them provide consultations in languages other than Lithuanian, such as English and Russian.

What can a patient expect from a first and follow-up consultation with a psychiatrist?

The first consultation with a psychiatrist focuses on several major issues, including an evaluation of the patient’s complaints, present living circumstances, and early (childhood) experiences, the necessity for psychodiagnostics tests, formulation of a diagnosis, and preparation of a treatment plan. Doctors analyze the patient’s mental health condition, diagnose the ailment, and, if required, prescribe medicine (the necessity for extensive therapy can also be considered) during the first session.

The time between the initial and follow-up appointments might range from 1-2 weeks to a month, depending on the patient’s specific condition.
Professionals analyze the success and tolerability of the therapy, as well as any changes in the patient’s situation, during the follow-up session. It also involves a discussion of the necessity to include other clinic professionals (psychologist, psychotherapist, or social worker), the need for further medicine, and the continuation of therapy.

If required, following the first or follow-up visit, the doctors might make additional recommendations to the patient’s family doctor in Lithuania or abroad on treatment continuation, sick leave, academic leave, and other issues.

What is important to know before making an appointment with a psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists at Kaunas’ “Lotus Medica” clinic consult patients both in person and online. Patients are always urged to pick a live, face-to-face appointment, which allows them to communicate with the doctor more effectively. If the patient is unable to come to the clinic due to illness, or if the patient lives in another city or overseas, the consultation is delivered remotely, with the doctor and the patient seeing each other via video camera. Only follow-up consultations are conducted over the phone.

Patients get only consulting services from the clinic’s doctors, which means that no inpatient care is offered at the clinic, and in the event of a crisis, a referral to the emergency department is necessary.

Appointments at the clinic (both first and follow-up) are charged, and the cost of a consultation is determined by the doctor’s expertise and the length of the visit (see the pricing list here). Lotus Medica clinic psychiatrists give contact consultations to patients at Statybinink st. 16 (entry from the courtyard side, 3rd floor) in Kaunas. The Google Meet video chat platform is used for remote meetings.

Don’t be afraid to seek help

Team at “Lotus Medica” clinic will be ready to listen to you and refer you to the right specialist for a consultation. We guarantee confidentiality of data for all our patients.

To register for a consultation with a psychiatrist, please contact us by phone +370 696 59955 or by email info@lotusmedica.lt.

You can also contact us by filling in the registration form HERE. When filling in the registration form, you can select your preferred specialist, choose a preliminary date for the consultation, and provide additional comments. You will receive a reply within the next working day and will be provided with up-to-date information about the registration options.

Contact us

Statybininkų g. 16, LT-50120 Kaunas

Tel. +370 696 59955

E-mail: info@lotusmedica.lt

Opening hours

   I – V 9:00-19:00

VI 10:00-14:00 (every Saturday)

VII Closed