Monitoring and Management of Medication
Patients diagnosed with psychiatric disorders require medication combined with therapy for successful treatment.
After you have your prescribed medication from a psychiatrist or medical practitioner, medication management is a critical part of the equation, especially since not all medicine is tolerated or received by patients in the same way.
That is why I am interested in monitoring medications, side effects, and interacting with other medicines. As an expert psychiatrist, I take the time to provide professional medication management and assessment. I understand how scary taking medication for the first time can be, especially if you have experienced harmful side effects.
There are a lot of uncertainties; however, I can help you feel comfortable and at ease with your personalized treatment plan. I believe that mental health is key to ensuring your overall physical well-being. Therefore, I work together with you to ensure your stress levels do not result in feelings of anxiety and hopelessness. This goes a long way in ensuring that major physical and psychological illnesses are mitigated.
In addition, I also take time to focus on associated behaviors since they can become destructive and addictive. That is why I recommend regular checkups and physicals from a professional care physician, as well as mental health checkups.
What to Expect
During our first appointment, I will perform an assessment that includes an overview of the symptoms present and your medical history. This will give me a better understanding of whether the medication is a viable treatment solution for your particular mental health disorder.
I work closely with medical doctors so that my assessment helps in making a diagnosis and developing a treatment plan that’s customized to meet your needs. However, I believe that the decision lies solely with you. Therefore, after you decide to proceed with this option, I will engage you in discussing various medications, side effects, and appropriate dosage.
The medication will be prescribed for a specific period to help in monitoring its effectiveness. This is basically where medication management meets psychiatry. If the medicine meets your goals, I will work with you as you proceed with the medication.