Medications have a vital role in treating many mental health disorders. If you need to take psychopharmaceuticals, you also need comprehensive medication management services. Ryan Wright, MD, creates customized treatment plans for each patient, ensuring you get the prescription that restores your mental health. If you have questions about medication management or would like to schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment, call the office in Newport Beach, California, or book online today.
Medication management refers to the comprehensive care you receive for as long as you take psychopharmaceuticals. Your care includes prescription medications, lab tests, routine appointments, and medication adjustments as needed.
Dr. Wright approaches your medication management with respect for your unique needs. He explains your medication options and helps you make informed decisions about your mental health care.
Medication management promotes your mental and physical health by:
There are many different psychiatric medications and each person metabolizes them differently. As a result, you may need to try several medications at varying doses before finding the one that’s best for your metabolism. This process requires routine follow-up appointments to review your symptoms, monitor your results, and make medication changes as needed.
Though you should call if you notice any signs of medication-related problems, routine follow-up appointments allow Dr. Wright to find early signs of side effects. Then he can adjust your medication to prevent ongoing problems and potential complications.
Medications can make a significant difference, but only if you use them as prescribed. Unfortunately, many people stop taking their meds for many reasons. During your medication management appointment, Dr. Wright helps you find solutions to the problem that made you stop taking your medication.
Your first appointment lasts longer than follow-up appointments. Dr. Wright reviews your medical and psychological history and learns about your symptoms and concerns. Then he completes a comprehensive psychiatric assessment.
Dr. Wright uses his medication expertise to prescribe a medication that fits your diagnosis, the severity of your symptoms, and your overall health. He explains the type of medication, how to take it, and signs of side effects to watch for. Then he sends the prescription to your local pharmacy.
During a follow-up appointment, Dr. Wright checks your weight and blood pressure, evaluates your symptoms and health, and may order lab tests. He may refill the same prescription, change the dose, or give you a different medication, depending on your progress.
After you’re on a steady medication and dose that works, you may have less frequent appointments, but you still need regular follow-ups.
If you need medication management, call Ryan Wright, MD, or book online today.