We recognize that it is often difficult to start medication treatment. We are here to make the journey easier and help you feel in control of your mental health plan.
Using evidence based practice to guide prescribing of medication as part of a comprehensive treatment plan is often critical to overall care. Medication is carefully chosen with the patient and is based on diagnosis, past medication trials, and presenting symptoms. It is titrated over time to ensure that it is as effective as possible while minimizing any potential side effects.
Initial evaluation includes assessment of presenting concerns, review of medical, social, and psychiatric history, and discussion of targeted symptoms. Education of prescribed medication including risks and benefits of chosen medication as well as other treatment options are provided.
Follow-up appointments are made at the end of sessions in order to evaluate for response to recommended treatments, monitor for potential side effects, provide additional education, and coordinate care with other providers