The Focus Doc

The Focus Doc

Dave Auluck, MD

Specializing in helping you to become your best self.

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About The Doctor

Dr. Dave Auluck, M.D. is a 3rd generation physician, 2nd generation psychiatrist, and physician educator. He is passionate about improving the mental health treatment experience. His mission is to ensure personalized, industry-leading, preeminent care is accessible and affordable. He has worked with thousands of patients over the years and overseen program development for tens of thousands of others.

Dr. Auluck has suffered from ADHD since he was a child. He always excelled in schooling and education. Like many other adults, his symptoms did not become substantially impairing until later in life. For Dr. Auluck, that was after the birth of his first child and daughter. With his professional and personal experiences, he has an unparalleled combination of sympathy and skill in treating disorders related to concentration.

Dr. Auluck has over a decade of clinical experience. He understands what it takes for patients to have exceptional treatment experiences. He takes time to understand how patients are impacted by their symptoms and their concerns with various treatments. He tailors his treatment plans to align with patient preferences.

In a world with increasing distractions and suboptimal treatment, Dr. Dave Auluck, M.D. specializes in treating cognitive issues related to ADHD, Anxiety, Chemo Brain, Depression, OCD, and PTSD. He is cognizant of the long-term effects of COVID, like COVID Fog.

How It Works

step 1

Book an Appointment

You will be redirected to The Focus Doc's Jane App Portal.

The Jane App is a leading innovate electronic medical record which is patient friendly, secure, and HIPAA compliant.

step 2

Complete Questionnaire

You tell me how I can help you and complete some past medical history.

step 3

Get Treatment With The Focus Doc

Be seen virtually from the comfort of your own home.

94% of Pharmacies in California support Electronic Prescriptions.

Still have questions? See the Frequently Asked Questions below or give us a call: (877) 936-2873

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Life Changing Patient Experiences with The Focus Doc

Statistics

Dr. Auluck understands and recognizes the degree of suboptimal treatment across various common mental health conditions. His mission is to advance the level of care patients receive.

62%

ADHD

Multiple studies have shown that more than half of adults with ADHD are not receiving treatment.

Untreated ADHD can negatively impact just about every aspect of life: educational and professional achievement, family life and relationships, impulsive spending, substance use, accidents and other injuries.

24%

Chemo Brain

Approximately one quarter of patients receiving chemotherapy suffer from cognitive difficulties 1 year after receiving treatment.

28%

COVID Fog

Over a quarter of patients hospitalized for COVID had linger difficulties with concentration 3 months after discharge.

38%

PTSD

Over a third of patients with PTSD who have received enough treatment to no longer meet criteria for the diagnosis still had on going difficulty with concentration.

44%

Depression

Nearly half of patients who have had multiple episodes of depression continue to suffer from cognitive difficulties, even when their depression is considered to be in partial to full remission.

50%

ADHD & Co-occurring Conditions

About half of all patients with ADHD have a co-occurring condition such as Anxiety, Bipolar, or Depression.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I be seen in person?

Dr. Auluck's practice is conducted 100% through Telemedicine or "Virtual Medicine." This is significantly more convenient and preferred by patients. Patients do not have to take additional time out of their schedule to sit through traffic, find parking or sit in a waiting room.

Patients are able to receive care from the comfort of their own home, or on their breaks at work or school.

Dr. Auluck treats patients across the State of California. Having a singular or multiple office locations, would not be practical for patient care.

What if I reside out of the State of California?

Unfortunately, due to regulations, you must primarily be a California resident to be treated by Dr. Auluck. Proof of Driver's License or other means may be requested.

How can I best prepare for my appointment?

Please do your best to fill out the intake forms as thoroughly as you can. 

Some patients feel it's best to have a list of notes, questions or topics they would like to cover. This is optional and by no means required.

The Focus Doc, Dr. Auluck has worked with thousands of patients over the years. He addresses the common questions and concerns patients have.

Can I "bring" someone to the appointment with me?

Yes, of course! Feel free to bring a loved one, friend or furry to sit in with you.

It is your appointment, and you may ask for them to listen, contribute, or leave the appointment at any time.

Will insurance cover my visit?

Dr. Auluck strives to provide care above and beyond the current standard of treatment, that is personalized and accessible. He focuses 100% of his efforts on treating and improving the lives of his patients. Unfortunately, insurance companies generally do not recognize this level of care. They frequently put up hurdles and roadblocks in the way of treatment for well accepted conditions such as Adult ADHD.

Insurance can generally be utilized to cover prescription costs. A Superbill can be provided upon request for reimbursement of appointments. This typically applies to patients with a PPO or similar plan. Patients with Medicare or Medicaid are not eligible for Superbills.

How much will this cost? Do you have examples?

Initial Evaluation - $249
This appointment is scheduled for 40 minutes in duration. By leveraging technology and clinical scales, Dr. Auluck is able to significantly reduce the cost of a comprehensive evaluation by a Board Certified Psychiatrist. Additionally, this allows for the focus of the appointment to be on what matters most to you: understanding your concerns with your symptoms and potential treatments, receiving the best care and personalizing the treatment to you.

Elsewhere, the initial evaluation can run upwards of $400.

Follow Up - $149
This appointment is scheduled for 20 minutes in duration. Personalized clinical scales are selected to ensure patients are not wasting time answering questions that are not pertinent to their treatment. Initially, Follow Up appointments are about once every 30 days. Typically 2-4 follow up appointments are needed to review treatment progress, optimize dosing and demonstrate treatment plan stability. After your treatment plan is deemed to be stable (at least one month with out significant changes), the time between your appointments will increase up to a maximum of 1 year. More frequent visits are available if you would like.

Elsewhere, follow up appointments can run upwards of $250.

Controlled Prescription Refill Processing - $49
This only applies to prescriptions in between appointments for patients who are receiving controlled medications as part of their treatment plan. This fee reflects complying with the appropriate additional regulations and required time to process these refills.

Elsewhere, patients are only given prescription refills at follow up appointments.

For instance, Sophia has been on a stable treatment regimen and is now only requiring one appointment per year ($149). As part of that appointment, a 3 month (90 day) prescription would be sent to the pharmacy of Sophia's choice. The next three 90 day prescriptions would incur a processing fee of $49 each. Sophia's out of pocket cost for a year's worth of treatment would be $296 ($149 annual follow up appointment + 3 x $49 processing fee). This is intended to be affordable and accessible to patients of all walks of life. On average, this would be less than $25 a month.

What forms of payments do you accept?

Payments are made securely through the Jane HIPAA Compliant platform via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover) or HSA/FSA cards.

Can I use my mobile phone for the appointment?

Absolutely. Appointments are conducted over the secure and HIPAA compliant Jane Portal. Jane is a leading Telemedicine platform which is patient friendly and easy to use. 

Patients can use a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. Microphone and camera access are required.

How often would I need to be seen?

Initially follow up appointments are about once every 30 days. Typically 2-4 Follow Up appointments are needed to review treatment progress, optimize dosing and demonstrate treatment plan stability. After your treatment plan is deemed to be stable (at least one month with out significant changes), the time between your appointments will increase up to a maximum of 1 year.

More frequent visits are available if you would like.

Can a prescription be guaranteed?

Naturally, it's impossible for a physician to guarantee a specific treatment.

 

Patient satisfaction is of utmost importance to Dr. Auluck. He does everything he can do understand his patients needs, goals, and how to best address their symptoms.

Does Dr. Auluck treat severe mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, or patients requiring frequent hospitalization?

Unfortunately, as a psychiatrist in an individual private practice, Dr. Auluck is not appropriately equipped to best treat these patient populations. There are likely larger organizations or healthcare systems which can better suit your needs.

What conditions does Dr. Auluck treat?

Dr. Auluck treats the majority of the common psychiatric conditions ailing contributing adults (homemakers, stay at home parents, students, & professionals). These conditions include Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Depression, Chemo Brain, COVID Fog, Insomnia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among others.

Do you require a monthly membership fee?

Absolutely not. Dr. Auluck does not believe in patients paying for services they are not using.

When my treatment is stabilized, do you have an example of what my annual treatment will cost?

A patient with a stabilized treatment plan can expect to have a single annual follow up per year ($149). At that visit, non-controlled prescriptions can be written with refills sufficient for a year.

Patients requrining controlled medications as part of a treatment plan would incur a $49 processing charge every 90 days.

For instance, Sophia has been on a stable treatment regimen and is now only requiring one appointment per year ($149). As part of that appointment, a 3 month (90 day) prescription would be sent to the pharmacy of Sophia's choice. The next three 90 day prescriptions would incur a processing fee of $49 each. Sophia's out of pocket cost for a year's worth of treatment would be $296 ($149 annual follow up appointment + 3 x $49 processing fee). This is intended to be affordable and accessible to patients of all walks of life. On average, this would be less than $25 a month.

How long will my prescriptions last me?

Initially prescriptions are written for approximately 30 days in duration. Once your treatment plan is deemed to be stable (i.e. not needing any changes for a few months), your prescriptions can be changed to 90 days in duration. Non-controlled prescriptions can be written with up to 3 additional refills, allowing for up to 1 years worth of medications.

Prescription duration may be limited by factors such as your insurance. Depending on the insurance company and plan, you may not be eligible for 90 day prescriptions. You may want to review your plan or verify this with your insurance company.

How long do prescription refills take?

Through out his career, Dr. Auluck has addressed over 99.5% of prescription refill requests and other patient messages with in 1 business day.

What if I am already taking medications?

The Focus Doc, Dr. Auluck looks forward to working with you and may offer suggestions to optimize your treatment. Naturally, it's impossible for a physician to guarantee a specific treatment.

Patient satisfaction is of utmost importance to Dr. Auluck. He does everything he can do understand his patients needs, goals, and how to best address their symptoms.

If you are already stable on your medication regimen, you will be able to quickly move towards an annual follow up plan.

Does Dr. Auluck do disability evaluations?

Dr. Auluck is not a forensically trained psychiatrist, who may specialize in such evalutions. Adidtionally, doctors providing disability evaluations as a service are considered to be independent and unbiased.

Dr. Auluck is a treating psychiatrist who biased in the favor of his patients. He wants what is best for them.

Am I able to access my treatment records?

Absolutely! The Jane Portal is 21st Century CURES Act compliant, allowing any patient to access their treatment records.

Am I able to message the doctor?

Yes, of course. At the completion of the Initial Evaluation, patients are invited to the Spruce Care HIPAA compliant communication platform.