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Medication Management at Wellness Psychiatry

Medication Management at Wellness Psychiatry

When it comes to treating various mental health disorders, we at Wellness Psychiatry know the necessity of careful medication control. Our staff, led by skilled psychiatric nurse practitioners, is committed to providing individualized treatment plans for each patient.

Why Medication Management Matters

Medications play an important part in mental health treatment, but patients are at risk if they are administered incorrectly. We strictly adhere to the “five rights” of medicine use, which are the “right patient,” “right drug,” “right time,” “right dose,” and “right route.” To provide our patients with healthy and integrated options, we use a holistic and evidence-based approach to managing their medications.

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Our Medication Management Services

Our psychiatric nurse practitioners have extensive experience in prescribing and monitoring medications and will work in tandem with your other care providers. Together with our patients, we seek to:

Determine Who Will Benefit Most

Patients who would gain the most from an integrated medication management model. People who have had trouble achieving therapy goals, experiencing unpleasant side effects with traditional medications, or comprehending and complying with their pharmaceutical regimen fall into this category.

Gain a Complete Understanding of the Patient

We take the time to learn about the specifics of each patient’s condition, past medical history, patients goals, and previous interactions with medications.

Include All Medications

Prescription medications, over the Counter Medications, herbs, dietary supplements, vitamins, and alternative medicines are all taken into account by our method.

Perform Individual Assessment of Each Medication

A patient’s willingness and ability to take a medication are considered with the treatment’s efficacy and safety along with the patient’s current health status.

Identify Obstacles to Success

Problems with cost, availability, difficulty in administration, unwanted effects, and other factors are only some of the obstacles we seek to evaluate and eliminate barriers to achieving effective medication management.

Develop Patient-Specific Plans

Individualized treatment plans are created to meet the specific medical and health care requirements of each patient. When formulating and evaluating the strategy, we collaborate with the patient and other relevant healthcare professionals.

Perform Regular Re-evaluations

The process of managing medications is on going. Adjustments are made to the plan on a regular basis to make sure it is producing the anticipated therapeutic response.

The Importance of Medication Management

Patients and doctors alike can reap many rewards from careful medication administration. This aids:

Reduces Medication Management Errors:

Errors in medicine administration can have serious consequences for patients and healthcare providers alike.

Deliver Cost-Effective Care:

Financial savings can be realized through better drug management by avoiding problems and hospitalizations.

Provides Targeted Care:

Patients are given the most effective individualized treatment possible, with their progress closely monitored to meet their ever-evolving medical requirements.

Offer Peace of Mind:

Both patients and their loved ones can rest easy knowing that their prescriptions will be given at the proper times.

Wellness Psychiatry places a premium on our patients’ health and safety by providing meticulous medication management. We care deeply about you and want to see you succeed in your efforts to improve your mental health.

Medication Management at Wellness Psychiatry: Frequently Asked Questions

Wellness Psychiatry’s solutions to frequently asked questions concerning Medication Management

What is Medication Management, and why is it important in mental health treatment?

Medication Management is the process of evaluating, prescribing, and monitoring the use of psychotropic medications in the treatment of mental health disorders. It’s crucial because the right medication can make all the difference in a patient’s health and recovery. Managed care ensures that each patient receives medication that is both safe and effective for their specific needs.

Do you have psychiatrists on staff for Medication Management?

Both psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. They both also prescribe medication. We have psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners who are experts in Medication Management.

Who can benefit from Medication Management services at Wellness Psychiatry?

Patients who have trouble meeting their therapy goals, who suffer side effects from their medication or who have trouble understanding and adhering to their pharmaceutical schedule can all benefit from pharmaceutical Management. Patients with several medical conditions, those on complicated treatment plans, and those who are repeatedly readmitted to the hospital are all groups that we are able to help.

How do you ensure the safety of medication administration?

To provide the best possible outcomes, we strictly adhere to the “five rights” of medicine administration: correct patient, drug, time, dose, and route. In addition, our medical staff conducts in-depth analysis of each prescription, takes into account all possible medications (including OTC and alternative possibilities), and keeps a close eye out for any complications or unwanted side effects.

Is Medication Management only for psychiatric medications?

No, Medication Management encompasses all medications a patient may be taking, including those for physical health conditions, to ensure a holistic approach to their well-being. That being said, your providers at Wellness Psychiatry can only prescribe your medications associated with treating mental health conditions.

How often will my medication be reviewed and adjusted?

Medication evaluation and modification intervals are patient-specific. In order to ensure that the prescribed medication is effective, our medical staff creates individualized treatment regimens that incorporate periodic re-evaluations. During these assessments, we will make any necessary changes.

Can I participate in my medication management plan?

Absolutely. Participation by patients in their own drug management is strongly encouraged. We need your thoughts and opinions to make sure the plan fits your needs and addresses your worries.

Is Medication Management covered by insurance?

Often insurance will pay for the costs associated with a Medication Manager. United Healthcare (UHC), Aetna, Cigna, Anthem Blue Cross, and Blue Shield are just some of the insurance companies we participate with. If you want to know the specifics of your coverage, you should call your insurance company or our office to confirm your benefits.

How do I get started with Medication Management at Wellness Psychiatry?

Please contact our office at your earliest convenience to set up an appointment for our Medication Management services. We will evaluate you thoroughly and talk about your treatment options during your first session.

Is Medication Management a long-term commitment?

Medication Management treatment times are individualized for each patient. It’s possible that some people’s medication needs will be temporary, while others will require long-term attention. Together, we will do everything in our power to ensure that your mental health is in the best shape possible. Feel free to get in touch with Wellness Psychiatry at any time with any further inquiries you may have regarding Medication Management. We care about you and want to help you improve your mental health in whatever way we can.

Providers Who Work With This Condition

Wellness Psychiatry Therapy Provider Amanda Farell
Amanda Farrell

Amanda provides care in our Lakewood office and virtually. She accepts Aetna, UHC, Cigna, and BCBS. Amanda is a Board Certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP). She received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota before going on to become a Registered Nurse and PMHNP. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.

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Wellness Psychiatry Therapy Provider ellen hughes
Ellen Hughes

Ellen provides care in our Lakewood office and virtually. She accepts Aetna, UHC, Cigna, and BCBS. Ellen is a Board Certified psychiatric mental health purse Practitioner. She has her Doctorate in Nursing Practice. She joined Wellness Psychiatry in November 2022 with the goal of providing compassionate, evidence-based care to a wide variety of patients.

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Wellness Psychiatry Provider Amy Prater
Amy Prater

Amy has special interest in perinatal mental health, mood disorders, ADHD, and working with teens, LGBTQ+ individuals and older adults. As a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, she strives to provide a caring relationship where each person can feel safe and accepted. Research increasingly supports an integrative approach to mental health care, which can include medication, therapy, nutritional support, and exploration of habits, history, and stressors. Amy will collaborate with you to find a treatment plan that is clinically appropriate and sensitive to your personal needs.

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Wellness Psychiatry Therapy Provider laura oconell
Laura Oconnell

Laura provides care in our Winter Park office and virtually. She accepts Aetna, UHC, Cigna, BCBS, and the Grand County ACHES AND PAINS vouchers. Laura is Board Certified Family nurse practitioner. She returned to school to further her education and skills in psychiatric care thus working towards her psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

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I was extremely apprehensive on my first visit because I was in a very bad mental state. Amanda was very thorough, very friendly, and made me feel very comfortable from the very beginning. As I recovered I looked forward to our visits but in the end we mutually decided that it was time for me to leave the nest and fly away. If I ever need her I can always call on her. There was something about the layout of the office, the furnishings, and the calming energy that always put me at ease. My first encounter with psychiatric counseling was definitely a positive experience and something that I'll cherish.
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