Medication Management

Medication Management services offered in Colorado Ohio, Florida, and Massachusetts

Medication management is helpful if you take medication for a mental health condition and/or if you take more than one medication. At Sound Psychiatry and Wellness, a virtual psychiatry practice that serves Boston, Massachusetts, Littleton, Colorado, Ohio, and Florida, Drew Pittman, PMHNP, uses medication management to reduce the risk of side effects and ensure positive treatment outcomes. He relies on genetic testing to guide his recommendations and make adjustments as necessary. Call Sound Psychiatry and Wellness today to schedule a medication management appointment, or book your visit online.

I take several prescriptions. Should I consider medication management?

Yes. If you take one prescription or multiple for a psychiatric condition, like generalized anxiety disorder or major depression, medication management can prevent negative interactions and optimize your treatment results. It also helps monitor how your psychiatric medication interacts with others you may take for a non-mental health condition.

Drew can develop a customized treatment plan that helps you stay healthy. The plan includes directions on safely taking your medicine, a regular refill schedule, and education about possible side effects to watch out for and how to document them. 

What are some of the most common psychiatric drugs?

At Sound Psychiatry and Wellness, Drew prescribes various psychiatric drugs, including:

  • Antidepressants
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Sleeping pills
  • Antipsychotics

Because Sound Psychiatry and Wellness is a telepsychiatry practice, Drew is unable to prescribe controlled substances, including stimulants and benzodiazepines. If you want to explore these medications, Drew can refer you to an in-person psychiatric facility in your area.

What happens during a medication management appointment?

At Sound Psychiatry and Wellness, medication management starts with a review of your medical history and may include a genetic test. Drew orders your test online, and you complete it at your home. 

The test analyzes your specific genetic markers that influence how you respond to medication. Drew then uses your test results to identify which psychiatric medications might be most likely to work or decrease your risk of negative side effects.

What does medication management involve?

After Drew gets your genetic results from the lab, he develops a personalized medication management plan. Your plan includes:

A medication schedule

A medication schedule lists all of the medicines you take, their dosages, and how often they need to be taken. Drew recommends printing your medication schedule out and putting it somewhere you’ll regularly see it –– like the refrigerator or your bathroom mirror.

Prescription refills

Mental health conditions, like major depression and generalized anxiety disorder, require long-term care. Regular refills are the foundation of successful medication management. Throughout treatment, Drew monitors your medicines carefully, ensuring you never run out.

Routine checkups

Sometimes, psychiatric medicines lose their effectiveness. Drew monitors everyone on medication management with regular checkups. If one or more of your medicines don’t work as well as they used to, Drew can adjust your treatment plan as necessary.

Call Sound Psychiatry and Wellness today to schedule a medication management appointment, or book your visit online.