Our first meeting will involve an in-depth evaluation to help determine the root cause of your difficulties. After developing an understanding of your treatment goals, we will review evidence-based treatments which may include therapy, lifestyle changes, complementary approaches, or medication treatment. Each decision about your treatment will be made together after extensive education so that you feel comfortable and confident about our plan.
Most patients see their provider monthly at first, but as they improve, they can be seen every 2 to 3 months. The follow-up visits will include tracking your progress, re-evaluation of symptoms, monitoring for side effects, discussion of life context, and when needed - incorporating collateral information from family or other medical providers.
Together we will formulate a medication treatment plan. The treatment plan will be adjusted according to the efficacy and safety of medication therapy. I do my best to use the lowest dose and fewest medications possible. I often help people eliminate medications that are no longer needed or effective. Please consult with your provider before any change in your regimen.