What Is Medication Management?
Medication management is a type of outpatient treatment strategy that involves an initial evaluation of the patient’s need for their medication. Prescribed drugs are carefully reviewed to look closely at the possible side effects that each could cause. Some patients may be taking medications that are no longer benefiting them or they may need a prescription for a particular medication that hasn’t been prescribed yet.
Who Is Medication Management For?
Medication management is an important part of the overall treatment plan for elderly individuals who take multiple medications to treat multiple diseases or disorders. The management of meds makes use of the knowledge of nurses, doctors, home care aides, and other caregivers and health professionals to make certain that the patient is reaping the greatest benefit and best possible outcomes from their medications.
Dr. Ashley Johnson has over 15 years of experience in medication management with integrated psychotherapy for psychiatric, addiction and chronic pain conditions. She understands that everyone reacts differently to these medications and what is right for one patient is not necessarily what is best for another. She also understands how frustrating it can be to go through different medication trials and feel like the medication was not successful. It is important to remember that medication is not a cure, but can help to relieve symptoms. For some patients, it can be beneficial to use medication management in conjunction with Deep TMS or Ketamine Therapy.
Medication Treatment Details
After an initial evaluation of the patient’s medications, all prescriptions and over-the-counter medications must be monitored in an ongoing, regular way that ensures that two or more medications are not having a negative interaction (polypharmacy) and none of the medications are causing side effects that are negatively affecting the patient’s quality of life. The goal of medication management is always to get the desired outcomes for the patient with the least amount of side effects.
Medication Management Pricing
Follow-up session: $195
TEMPUS PHARMACOGENOMIC TESTING FOR MEDICATIONS
We also offer Tempus pharmacogenomic testing to help gain better insights into which psychiatric or neurologic medications may be the best fit for any individual. The Tempus saliva sample can be collected in the clinic and mailed to the lab on the same day. Results usually come back within 2 weeks. Most insurances cover this service and Tempus can also offer discounts for the remaining balance if not fully covered by insurance.
*This is the private pay rate for Tempus before company discounts are applied.*
For medication management, we are currently only accepting private pay.
$375 – Initial session and patient intake (45 – 60 minutes)
$195 – Follow up session (30minutes)