We offer psychiatric services and medication management to all ages. Research indicates that medication in conjunction with therapy can be effective in managing emotional difficulties. Our psychiatrists will work closely with your therapist and you to determine the best strategy to meet your needs.
Our office is pleased to be able to offer genetic testing to help determine which medications will provide the best treatment for clients. The testing, which simply involves rubbing a cotton swab on the inside of your mouth, allows us to have the results analyzed in order to determine how your genetic makeup can affect your response to medications. This information is used by our psychiatrists to help determine which medication is best thus eliminating the need to experiment with different medications in order to find the best one. Currently, there are 3 tests available which can provide information in prescribing the best medication based on genetic makeup. The three areas which can be evaluated are:
Psychotropics: This test helps psychiatrists to evaluate medications commonly prescribed to treat behavioral health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
ADHD: This test helps in selecting medications commonly prescribed to treat ADHD or ADD.
Analgesic: This test helps to select medications prescribed to treat chronic pain.
The cost for this evaluation is based on income and whether or not the client has in-network or out-of-network coverage. The company which provides the service for us has agreed to limit the maximum charge for the evaluation. Often the cost is less than purchasing one or more medications which prove not to be as effective as hoped. More importantly, this test helps in making decisions about which medication will be most helpful.
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