Medication Management and Follow-Up Visits
Medications are often a part of psychiatric treatment. I strive to help my patients understand all the benefits and potential risks of medication options that are available. If there is reluctance to starting medication, together we will explore other options. When medications are recommended for treatment and started, it takes strong clinical acumen to provide medications at the lowest necessary dose to elicit a specific response. At times, existing medication regimens are reevaluated to assess the need for a change in dose, a change in medication or discontinuation of medication. Follow-up visits generally are to assess your progress in the context of your treatment goals. Concerns about medications ( i.e. side effects) are also addressed.