I have been seeing children and adolescents in this office since returning to Des Moines from my specialty training in 2009. My education includes medical school at Des Moines University, training in adult psychiatry in Tulsa, and studying child psychiatry in Salt Lake City.
I commonly see children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, and ADHD. I prefer to make available more time for appointments with children and their families here, compared to a typical practice, as I feel that it allows me to better get to know them and learn about their experiences.
I have chosen to focus on child psychiatry. As such, I typically do to not see adult patients. I select which patients I continue to see after adulthood on a case by case basis. Generally I continue to see them unless I feel like they would benefit from seeing someone with more expertise in treating their issues across a broader lifespan (examples would include diagnoses such as schizophrenia, and substance dependence).
My personal interests include visual arts, films, and swimming.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hopkins call 515-288-5570.