Jo Marturano, M.D.

Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist

Contact Information

Email: info@palmettocounseling.com

About Me

Since my specialty is in the prescribing of medications, I recognize that you are trusting me with your health, your privacy, your story, and your suffering.  I consider this to be a sacred privilege to be a part of your inner world.  I don’t take that for granted, and I know that no one takes lightly the idea of going on psychiatric medications.  Many people have a lot of opposition to these types of medications, because of advertisements for lawsuits, friends’ experience and internet reports of all kinds of scary side effects.  Before you come to see me, I pledge to be as honest as I know how to be about the common and less common side effects of medications.  I would ask you to come with an open mind about receiving counseling along with medications, and also to come with questions that I will answer to the best of my ability.  Our team members will help me answer your questions between appointments in order that we can work together, along with your therapist, for your benefit.  Because of increasing Medicare and insurance regulations, I regret that I am not a part of any insurance networks.  This frees my time from paperwork to the insurance companies, so that I can spend more time seeing patients, or being able to do mission trips to Haiti, or recharging my batteries with my family.  I look forward to meeting you!  

General Information

Gender: Female
Started Practicing Medicine: 1990
Cost Per Session: $275, $250, $130, $90
Sliding Scale: occasionally
Insurance: Out-of-Network Reimbursement
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa & MasterCard

Clients

Age: puberty through geriatrics
Ethnicity: all
Modality: evaluation and treatment
Gender: any
Religious Orientation: all

Education

B.A.- Indiana University, 1976
M.D.- University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1984
Family Practice Residency- University of South Carolina, 1987
Psychiatry Residency- University of South Carolina, 1990

Certifications

Board Certified Psychiatry
Fellow American Psychiatric Association
Lifetime member, Christian Medical and Dental Association

Assessments

All psychiatric and mental health problems, except marital

Clinical Experience

Inpatient, residential adolescents and outpatient private psychiatry since 1990

Special Interests

Outpatient medication management for most psychiatric conditions
Lifestyle recommendations

Collaboration with other treating therapists and physicians
Biannual psychiatric missions to Les Cayes, Haiti