I am a board-certified psychiatrist (a medical doctor who specializes in mental health) who provides a supportive environment promoting emotional wellness and growth. I provide more than just a “medication check” appointment. I employ a balanced approach which can include medications, education, and talk therapy.
Not all treatment will require medications. However, because I am a medical doctor, I can recommend and prescribe medications when appropriate.
In situations where medications are considered, I am particularly cautious regarding controlled substances (i.e. stimulants and benzodiazepines such as Ritalin, Adderall, Xanax, Valium, Ativan, and Klonopin).
In addition, certain medications require additional follow-up (such as lab work.) In order to ensure the best care, you are expected to follow these recommendations. Quimson Behavioral Health reserves the right to stop prescribing these medications if these recommendations aren’t followed, as it jeopardizes patient’s health and safety.
Lastly, patients who heavily use substances would require additional resources that I do not provide at this practice.