ABOUT OUR PRACTICE
Welcome to Lowcountry Psychiatric Associates! Our providers and staff are focused on providing personal, caring and expert assessment and treatment. Our practice provides comprehensive outpatient services for a wide variety of mental health issues including individual, family, and group psychotherapy, along with comprehensive psychological evaluations. Our practice is experienced in working with physicians, legal professionals, non-profit organizations, state agencies and inpatient facilities. Each professional has a special experience and training which allows our group to provide expert assistance for a wide variety of situations.
Services provided by Richard Ford, M.D., Joseph Walters, M.D. and Leah Carter-Lafountain, NP are private fee for services.
They do not accept any insurance or file insurance claims and all patients are self pay. Elimination of insurance obligations has allowed these providers to provide high-quality services that are tailored to your personal needs, not insurance company demands. Therefore, you will need to pay out-of-pocket at the time of service. Payment is due in full at the time of service and payments need to be made payable to your physician. However, we will provide the necessary paperwork for you to file your insurance, upon request.
Fall 2021: LPA welcomes Leah Carter-Lafountain, PMHNP-BC to our Bluffton Location....
Leah Carter is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She works with adults treating a variety of psychiatric disorders including Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, and Bipolar Disorder.
She utilizes both medication management and brief supportive therapy.
After graduating from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, she worked as a registered nurse. She then went on to earn her Master of Science in nursing with specialization as a psychiatric nurse practitioner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her past work experiences includes a psychiatric private practice, a brain and spinal rehabilitation hospital, and a surgical intensive care unit. She has over seven years of nursing experience.