Medication management is an important aspect of psychiatric treatment, especially for individuals with mental health conditions that require pharmacological interventions.
The frequency of medication management visits will depend on the individual patient's needs and from weekly to several months apart. It is important for patients to attend all scheduled appointments and to communicate any changes or concerns regarding their medication with their provider.
We offer pharmacogenomic testing, which may include:
Pharmacogenomics explores how an individual’s genetics may influence their response to drugs. Pharmacogenomic testing is typically performed using a blood or saliva sample, which is then analyzed in a laboratory to determine the patient's genetic profile. This technology cannot determine the “perfect drug”. However, in conjunction with clinical judgment, the patient’s history, past treatment response, family history and treatment goals, our clinicians can utilize this technology to make informed treatment decisions for our patients.
Overall, medication management is a collaborative process between the patient and their mental health provider, with the ultimate goal of achieving optimal outcomes while minimizing any potential risks or side effects.