If you take psychiatric medications, more than one prescription, or over-the-counter medication, you need medication management to ensure you get the best results without dangerous side effects or interactions. The skilled team at Medical Arts Associates P.S. in Bellevue, Washington, schedules routine medication management appointments for all behavioral and psychiatric patients. They also protect your health by offering medication management to all patients. Call the office or schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment to learn how you can benefit from this service.
Medication management is a comprehensive service that includes getting prescription medications and receiving ongoing care that supports your well-being while taking powerful drugs.
You will need routine appointments to monitor your progress and screen for side effects if you take medications to treat a behavioral or psychiatric condition. Medication management also supports people taking medications for any condition, but you may only need a one-time appointment instead of ongoing follow-up appointments.
Psychiatric drugs don’t come in a one-size-fits-all option. There are numerous medications for each mental health condition, and each one works differently. Additionally, each person’s metabolism responds differently. And you need to take the medication for a while to see if it works for you.
The psychiatric medication that’s a game-changer for one person may not have any effect on you. Medication management sets aside time to talk with your provider, allowing them to find the best medication and dose for you.
During a medication management appointment, your provider reviews your current medications, including prescriptions from every doctor you may see and supplements or over-the-counter drugs you get at the local pharmacy.
Your provider ensures you’re not taking medications or supplements that could interact with one another and cause side effects. Some medications can affect the potency of others, either increasing or decreasing their effect.
You should consider scheduling a medication management appointment if you:
Medication management protects your safety and ensures you’re getting the treatment you need to stay healthy.
The only way to get the best results and improve your health is to take your medication as prescribed. Many medications (especially psychiatric treatments) take time to reach a therapeutic level in your bloodstream. If you miss a dose or take less than prescribed, your medication won’t work.
Your provider works with you to solve any issues preventing you from taking your medications.
Call Medical Arts Associates P.S. or book a consultation online to schedule a medication management appointment today.