If you take psychiatric medications to treat a mental health disorder, you need medication management. Asif Choudhary, MD, at Advanced Psychiatry, schedules regular medication management appointments to proactively monitor your health, watch for potential side effects, and ensure you get optimal symptom relief. To learn more about medication management, call the office in Marietta, Georgia, or book an appointment online today.
Medication management refers to the ongoing care you need for as long as you take psychiatric medications. While medications have an important role in treating many mental health conditions, the decision to take them should never be taken lightly.
Advanced Psychiatry approaches psychopharmacology with respect for each individual, explaining the complex nature of taking these powerful medications and helping patients make the best decisions.
Dr. Choudhary protects your physical and mental health by using medication management to:
Monitor your results
During your appointments, Dr. Choudhary evaluates your symptoms. If they don't improve, he adjusts the dose or type of medication.
That is a vital part of medication management because there are many medications, and everyone metabolizes them differently. The medication that works for someone else may not have any impact on you.
During your medication management appointment, Dr. Choudhary helps you find solutions to any problems that stop you from getting the medication you need.
When starting or adjusting medications, you have frequent follow-up appointments to monitor your progress. During each follow-up appointment, the Advanced Psychiatry team checks your weight and blood pressure. Dr. Choudhary evaluates your progress, side effects, and overall health and may order lab tests.
Based on your response to the current medication, he may decide to refill it, change the dose, or give you a different medication. After finding the best medication and dose, you may have less frequent appointments, but you still need regular follow-ups.
If you need to schedule a medication management appointment, call Advanced Psychiatry or book online today.