Carolina Aponte Urdaneta, MD

An Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry outpatient clinic located in Prairie Village, Kansas
About Dr. Aponte Urdaneta

Conditions Treated & Services Offered

From initial assessment to personalized plans, Dr. Aponte Urdaneta offers a wide range of services.

Conditions treated include depressive, anxiety, stress related and bipolar disorders among others.

Conditions Treated Services Offered

Getting Started

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The Therapist
Dr. Aponte Urdaneta is committed to promoting the mental health of adult and elderly patients through psychotherapy, medication management, and diagnostic evaluations.
The Services
Dr. Aponte Urdaneta treads a broad range of conditions for adult and geriatric populations including depression and gried, anxiety, bipolar, Alzheimer's, caregiver burnout and more.
Getting Started
Start the process today and begin the road to a balanced, healthy and joyful life.

CONDITIONS TREATED

Disorders Specific to Adult Population

 

Depressive Disorders
  • Major Depression
  • Grief Reaction
  • Peripartum Depression
  • Adjustment Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive
  • Panic
  • Social Phobia
  • Phobias
Stress-Related Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Burnout
  • Caregiver Burnout
Bipolar Disorders
  • Bipolar type I
  • Bipolar type II
  • Cyclothymia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorders
Sleep-Related Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Parasomnias
Substance Use/ Abuse
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Smoking cessation
Women's Mental Health
  • Peripartum Diagnoses
  • Premenstrual dysphoria
Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders
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Disorders Specific to Geriatric Population

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Other Dementias
  • Late-life depression
  • Late-onset Bipolar Disorder
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Caregiver Burnout
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Behavioral Problems related to Dementia
  • End of Life Issues

RATES & SERVICES

 

Carolina Aponte Urdaneta, MD, LLC. is currently a fee-for-service practice. Payment is due at time of service. A detailed receipt will be provided which can be submitted to a third party payer for possible reimbursement.

Payment:

Payment is due at the time of service, unless explicit prior arrangements have been made.

Fee schedule:

  • Initial evaluation: $350 (60-90 minutes);
  • Specialized Geriatric Psychiatry Evaluation: $400 (90-120 minutes);
  • Psychotherapy: $200 (45 minutes);
  • Extended medication management: $200 (45 minutes);
  • Medication management: $170 (20-30 minutes);

Payments may be made via cash or check.

Initial Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation
Consultation/Second Opinion
Specialized Geriatric Psychiatry Diagnostic Evaluation
Individual Psychotherapy
Medication Management
Couples' and Family Therapy
The Initial Process

Let’s Get Started

Once we have set an appointment, it is critical that you complete the following 5 steps before our first session.

Step 1:

New Patient Forms

If you are under 65 years old fill out the Adult New Patient Questionnaire.
If you are 65 years or older fill out the Geriatric New Patient Questionnaire.

Step 2:

Release Form

In order for me to communicate with your primary care physician (and other doctors or family members) please fill out the Release of Information form.

Step 3:

Privacy Policy Form

Please review the Privacy Policy and fill out the Review Of Privacy Policy Notice form.

Step 4:

Communications Form

If you wish to communicate via e-mail please review and sign this important E-mail communications form.

Step 5:

Financial Consent Form

Please review and sign the Financial consent form.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In what ways is a psychiatrist different than a psychologist or a counselor?

Psychiatrists, like psychologists and other counselors, are interested in understanding human behavior and helping individuals that are suffering to change and develop new skills to better interact with the world and the people that surround them. However, an important difference is that psychiatrists have undergone medical training, and are, therefore, equipped for considering biological causes for changes in behavior, diagnosing medical illnesses, and providing pharmacological treatments as deemed necessary, in addition to psychotherapeutic approaches.

What happens if I miss an appointment?

Patients must give notice of cancellation at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment. Please call (913-608-9482) to cancel or reschedule an appointment. If a patient misses an appointment with no advance notice given to the office, the patient will be charged the entire amount due for the appointment, including the initial appointment. Missed or canceled appointments are not covered by health insurance plans and are the patients’ responsibility.

Do you see only geriatric patients?

No, I see both adult and geriatric population. I am board certified in adult and geriatric psychiatry and have experience in working with both populations.

Will insurance reimburse for your services?

Depending on the health insurance type you have, a portion of your visit may be reimbursed. A detailed receipt will be provided for you to submit a claim to your insurance carrier for possible reimbursement. If you are unsure whether your insurance will reimburse, you should contact them directly and inquire whether they reimburse for out of network provider appointments.

Will medications be recommended to treat my symptoms?

Medications will be recommended on an individual basis. For some psychotherapy may be the best treatment option and medications could be used as adjunct therapy, or not at all. Medications might be recommended to alleviate serious or prolonged symptoms, especially when the benefits of starting or continuing a medication outweigh its possible side effects. Side effects of medications will also be discussed.

How can I pay for my appointment?

Carolina Aponte Urdaneta, MD, LLC. is currently a fee-for-service practice. Payment is due at time of service. A detailed receipt will be provided which can be submitted to a third party payer for possible reimbursement.

Payment:

Payment is due at the time of service, unless explicit prior arrangements have been made.

Fee schedule:

  • Initial evaluation: $350 (60-90 minutes);
  • Specialized Geriatric Psychiatry Evaluation: $400 (90-120 minutes);
  • Psychotherapy: $200 (45 minutes);
  • Extended medication management: $200 (45 minutes);
  • Medication management: $170 (20-30 minutes);

Payments may be made via cash or check.

Do you see Spanish speaking patients?

Yes. I speak Spanish, English and French and can provide the services offered in the clinic in any of these languages.

The backstory

About Carolina

Dr. Aponte Urdaneta is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry. She was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia where she attended medical school at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. She moved to the United States for postgraduate training in General Psychiatry, which she completed at Duke University Medical Center. She then pursued a fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at Duke. After her postgraduate training, she moved to Kansas City with her family and is happily settled in the Midwest.

I am deeply committed to high-quality mental health care that is provided in collaboration with the individuals’ primary care physician, to promote the highest degree of well-being and function.

She opened her practice in 2011 and has enjoyed working with a variety of patients from the Midwest.

Dr. Aponte Urdaneta has lived in Colombia, Spain, New Orleans, Durham (NC) and Kansas City. She is fluent in English and Spanish. She also speaks conversational French.

 

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An Interview with Dr. Aponte Urdaneta

What can patients expect when they come to you?

What sets your approach apart?

I am fully present for my patients, listening and empathizing. I understand that we are all human. It is not simply that you come to me with an illness and I am here to cure you, but it is about our shared common experience on the course of this journey. We are in this together.

Privacy Policy

I am deeply committed to maintaining your confidentiality and privacy. The law protects the relationship between a patient and a psychiatrist, and in most cases, information cannot be disclosed without written permission. I will not discuss your case with anyone without your consent with exceptions to legal limits of confidentiality. See detailed Privacy Policy Notice for more information.

Cancellation Policy

Patients must give notice of cancellation at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment. Please call (913-608-9482) to cancel or reschedule an appointment. If a patient misses an appointment with no advance notice given to the office, the patient will be charged the entire amount due for the appointment, including the initial appointment. Missed or canceled appointments are not covered by health insurance plans and are the patients’ responsibility.

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A Podcast interview with Dr. Aponte Urdaneta

We have to give our older population that place that they deserve and 
where they can be a very instrumental part of society.

Resources

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4200 Somerset Drive, Suite 214 A
Prairie Village, KS, 66208