Medication Management Specialist

Psych Atlanta

Psychiatrists & Ketamine Infusion Clinic located in Marietta, GA & Roswell/Alpharetta, Roswell, GA

Taking medications for health conditions, including psychiatric disorders, can be invaluable in helping treat many medical problems. A regular review is essential to ensure you continue to take the right medication, so if you need help with medication management, contact psychiatrist Michael Banov, MD, at Psych Atlanta, located in Marietta and Roswell, Georgia. Psych Atlanta has considerable experience in making sure patients are taking the medications most suited to their needs to ensure their continued good health. Call Psych Atlanta today to arrange a medication review or book an appointment online.

Medication Management Q & A

What is medication management?

Medication management is all about making sure you’re taking the most effective, safest medications for your condition, and that your prescription gets regularly reviewed.

Medications can play a critical role in treating and managing many different psychiatric disorders. However, over time, your requirements can change, and a regular review of your medication ensures that you’re only taking what you need. 

It’s also important to look at potential drug interactions with other medications or supplements you might be taking. You might begin to experience side effects that a change in medication could prevent. Or you might still be struggling to find a medication that works for your condition.

Who should manage my medication?

Medication management is a partnership between you and your psychiatrist at Psych Atlanta, plus the practice’s clinical nurse specialist, who has advanced training in psychiatry. They are highly experienced in the science of psychopharmacology and can prescribe and review your prescription and other treatments to ensure optimal management of your psychiatric condition.

Psych Atlanta provides a full range of psychiatric medications, as well as treatments such as:

  • Ketamine
  • Spravato (esketamine)
  • Vagal nerve stimulator (VNS)
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

As well as their considerable training and experience in pharmacology, Psych Atlanta psychiatrists have a distinguished record in the development of new psychiatric drugs. They've been conducting clinical research trials for more than 25 years, and have been involved in the development of the majority of current psychiatric medications. 

Psych Atlanta is affiliated with the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine and provides training for the college’s medical students and residents. The psychiatrists also carry out lectures all over the country on the use of psychiatric drugs and the innovative new therapies currently in development. 

Are medications always the best approach?

Medications undoubtedly play a vital role in treating and managing mental health disorders. However, they should form part of a carefully prepared treatment plan tailored to each patient’s needs.

Other approaches are equally valuable, including:

  • Counseling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Integrative medicine
  • Holistic treatments 
  • Stress management

Medication management doesn’t just cover the drugs themselves; it looks at the other therapies you’re receiving to evaluate whether any changes would be beneficial. 

You might prefer to minimize or even avoid medication altogether, and where possible, Psych Atlanta works with you to find alternatives. All the options available at Psych Atlanta are evidence-based, so you can be confident that the recommendations you receive are scientifically proven.

Find out more about the role of medication management by calling Psych Atlanta today, or book an appointment online.

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