Coming to Drake

Your call for help begins to define itself in the Drake web form you fill out on this site. Getting to know the problems you are experiencing gives us the clues we need to know how to proceed. The phone consultation is next and that will tell us what we need to know about whether or not we can help and how.

After this, when we feel we can help you, we will make an appointment for an orientation video and a private consultation, in our clinic. Then we will continue the interview process in person that was begun on the phone. We need to gather information to arrive at the answer we need, whether you qualify for Drake care, Can we Help you.

Your questions and ours can lead to the evaluation/assessment appointment which precedes the formulation of an individualized treatment plan. With care beginning we then track the patient’s progress to see if any modifications in the treatment plan are needed. You should then have all the information you need to seek a treatment success at Drake.


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Dr. David Velkoff our Medical Director and co-founder, supervises all evaluation procedures and treatment programs. Dr. Velkoff earned his Masters degree in Psychology from the California State University at Los Angeles in 1975, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta in 1976. Dr. Velkoff completed his postgraduate work on Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California Medical Center at Irvine. He then shifted his specialty to Behavioral Medicine and underwent training at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas to learn biofeedback technology. In 1980, he co-founded the Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine.

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