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When you join Prairie, you'll only work with board-certified psychiatrists. That can make all the difference.

What is a psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists are medical doctors (MD or DO) who specialize in diagnosing and treating people with mental illnesses. Psychiatrists have the highest training requirements of any mental health professional, and can manage most if not all aspects of a patient’s mental health care.

Psychiatrists are the premier providers in mental health because they check most (if not all) the boxes. Unfortunately, there’s a severe shortage of psychiatrists. This means longer wait times to see one in your insurance network, higher costs and other barriers to care like requiring a referral.

Here’s how common mental health providers compare



Primary Care Provider

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Medical doctor
(MD or DO) Sometimes
Years of training after bachelor's 8+ years 2-6 years 7+ years 2+ years
Mental health specialists
Provides psychotherapy Sometimes Sometimes
Able to prescribe

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Get to know some of the members of Prairie’s care team (both Psychiatrists and Care Partners) and learn what members have said about them.


If you’re in emotional distress, text HOME to connect with a counselor immediately.


If you’re having a medical or mental health emergency, call 911 or go to your local ER.