Psychiatry - Brain Health

Services Include:

At Smart Neuro Health & Wellness Centers, we focus on the following to ensure our patients receive the best care when it comes to mental and emotional issues:

Emphasis on evidence based psychiatric care:

We provide full psychiatric services at all locations and focus on common diseases like depression, anxiety, and overall brain health. We pride ourselves on providing the best possible evidence based care based on a patients individual needs.

Focus on measurement-based outcomes:

We take all necessary steps to provide a personalized care plan to get you the best overall outcome for each patient.

Comprehensive treatment options including:

Psychopharmacologic management, psychotherapy, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and Neurofeedback are just some of the therapy options available to our providers.

Collaborative care coordination with PCP:

Communication is the key to your successful outcome and wellness. We go to great lengths to effectively communicate with your personal physician on your treatment plan.

 

Treatment of ADHD

Most people often shrug off other people’s stubbornness and hyperactivity. While most of them may be correct in their assumption, there are some instances that they are not. A person who is easily distracted, does not follow instructions, is extremely noisy and oftentimes, does not stay put in one place, you may want to talk to him because he might have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD.

Behavioral disorder can affect anyone of all age levels. Studies also show that males are three times more prone to acquiring the disorder than females, but experts have yet to discover the reason behind this.

Signs of ADHD include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. People with this kind of behavioral condition have difficulty paying attention and have a high tendency to daydream. Staying interested in work and in business is also a challenge for them because they have concentration issues, which make it a little difficult to handle duties. Getting themselves to work on time is also a struggle.

People with ADHD act without thinking. This impulsiveness often results in outbursts of answers even when they are not asked. Because of this, they also have a high tendency to interrupt others. ADHD patients are also prone to talk excessively.

Causes of ADHD

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), studies show that ADHD is a condition that is greatly related to an individual’s genes. But aside from this, risk factors and possible causes of ADHD include the following:

  • brain injury
  • exposures to harmful chemicals
  • premature delivery
  • low weight at birth
  • the mother’s use of alcohol and tobacco during pregnancy

Symptoms in adults also include anxiety, low self-esteem, unorganized, and impulsive. They also tend to experience mood swings, which often lead to problems at work and in their relationships.

In some cases, ADHD is diagnosed after the patient has already reached adulthood when in fact the disorder had already manifested in his younger years. This is why it is important that there is someone who will remain vigilant and closely observant of the behavior of the person with ADHD.

Diagnosis

There is no single test that can determine when a patient has ADHD. Doctors diagnose a patient with this behavioral disorder after conducting several tests that would single out each and every symptom of ADHD. One of these tests is an overall medical exam that would test the person’s vision and hearing to rule out any disease that would affect his attention span. Then the doctors would investigate the person’s behavior in work or business and at home by interviewing his family and friends.

Treatment

ADHD is a disorder that cannot be fixed by medications. In fact, according to the CDC, ADHD is best treated with a combination of drugs and behavior therapy. ADHD patients should undergo behavioral therapy during his first treatment. However, the CDC warned that there is no single treatment for a person with ADHD, which is why it is important to monitor the patient closely.

Psychiatry FAQs:

What Insurance do you Accept?

CarrierMcKinneyDallas
United HealthcareYesYes
Aetna PPO/MedicareYesYes
CignaYesYes
Coventry First HealthYesYes
HealthSmartYesYes
Humana/ChoiceCare/Medicare AdvantageYesYes
Private Healthcare SystemsYesYes
USA Health NetworkYesYes
SWHR Cigna ACOYesYes
SWHR Humana MA ACOYesYes
HealthSC OPE (DARTYesYes
SWHR UHC ACOYesYes
SWHR Aetna ACOYesYes
SWHR BCBS ACOYesYes
SWHR THA ACOYesYes
Quick TripYesYes
BCBSYesYes
Medicare

What is your Finacial Policy?

- We deal directly with commercial health insurance companies

- We provide appropriate documentation which allows our patients who choose to file for additional reimbursement the documentation they need to do so. 

- Co-Payments due at time of service

- We accept: Cash, Checks, Visa, Mastercard and Discover

- Missed appointments or appointments canceled less then 24 hours before the scheduled appointment will be charged the full fee of the appointment before another appointment can be scheduled.

What is a Psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor just like your pediatrician, your internist, or your surgeon.  The difference is that after completing medical school a psychiatrist spends four years specializing in mental health.

Wahts the Difference Between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist?

A psychologist is a mental health professional with a Ph.D. in Psychology.  In this case the title "Doctor" refers to the individual's academic degree.

Psychiatrist and psychologists rely on each other to provide the most complete care for their patients.

What is a Physician Extender - (NP-PA)

A Physician Extender has received the appropriate degree and experience within a specific specialty area and is individually licensed by the state. They are mainstream providers who provide high quality healthcare services, acting as an extension of our doctors. They may treat, diagnose, and prescribe for a patient whose condition is within their specialty area of practice.

PE’s teach patients how to get health and stay healthy by:

  • Diagnosing and treating illness
  • Prescribing medications
  • Ordering and interpreting laboratory tests
  • Educating patients
  • Coordinating healthcare services.

What is Brain Health?

At Smart Neuro Health, we don’t think of mental health as mental health. We think of it as brain health. Why? Because of the stigma associated with mental health treatment. One strategy to decrease this stigma is to educate the public that mental disorders, rather than being character flaws or personal weakness, have a biological and neurological basis.

What if mental health problems were evaluated and treated like other medical issues, and physicians were using functional imaging tools, genetics, and other markers to guide treatment?

Currently, doctors prescribe psychotherapy or powerful combinations of medications without ever looking at how an individual patient’s brain works. When it comes to behavior, learning or emotional problems, doctors prescribe treatments in the dark. But, not at Smart Neuro Health & Wellness Centers. We look at your whole-body health and its history.