Medication Management Services
At The Lotus Center, we believe in treating mental health conditions with as few medications as possible and can help you find safer alternatives to high-risk medications.
People often visit our clinic because they become frustrated after having tried multiple medications without any effective relief from their symptoms. They may be hesitant to try a new medication or feel that the only answer is to take additional medication to treat their condition effectively.
Your initial consultation with your APRN includes a comprehensive assessment to determine an accurate diagnosis for your condition. The symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and other conditions can be made worse by lifestyle choices, sleep deprivation, and stressful situations at home or work. Certain medical conditions can also affect the severity of your symptoms.
Carefully reviewing your medical history, medications and supplements, lifestyle, diet, and other factors will give us a clear idea of all factors affecting your mental health.
We understand that everyone is different and will create a psychiatric medication management plan tailored to your unique needs. Our thorough approach to medication management involves carefully evaluating your physical and mental health before changing or adding psychiatric meds. In some cases, this will include ordering lab tests to pinpoint underlying medical conditions possibly contributing to your mental health.
When appropriate, we also offer pharmacogenomic testing that analyzes clinically important genetic variations in your DNA that may impact how you metabolize or respond to certain medications prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other mental health conditions.
As specialists in treating anxiety, depression, bipolar, and other conditions, our clinicians understand that each psychiatric medication is also unique. Understanding the subtle differences between medications allows us to optimize the pharmaceutical benefits while minimizing side effects.
Finding the right medication is only part of the solution. Effective management of illnesses related to mental health also depends on taking the right dosage at regular intervals.
Nobody should have to worry about affording their prescription. We can help you find more affordable alternatives to your current medication.
Life can be hectic at times. We work with you to make sure your medications are refilled when and where you need them.
Overwhelming Medication Regimen
Sometimes, you might feel overwhelmed by the number of medications you are taking. We can help by slowly eliminating unnecessary medications and supplements.
Undesirable Side Effects
Undesirable side effects sometimes cause people to stop taking their medication. Instead of skipping doses, let us help you find medication management solutions that treat your condition with fewer or no side effects.
Alternatives to High-Risk Medications
Even if your current medication and dosage are working just fine, there are safer alternatives to controlled substances and other high-risk medications. Replacing these medications with safer alternatives can provide the same amount of relief without the risk of chemical dependency.