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 Anxiety Disorders

Feeling your heart beating fast, your breathing accelerate, and your palms become sweaty are just a few of the symptoms of anxiety. When you suffer from anxiety, it can be difficult to socialize, go out and shop or just walk outside of the house. Treatment for anxiety can help you be able to live a quality life, being able to work as well as go about daily tasks such as shopping or socializing. The success of treatment will vary based on your level of anxiety as well as the treatment type used. There are several treatment options that can assist you in starting on the path to feeling calm and safe.

Therapy Methods

There are several therapy methods that can be used by a professional therapist to help you deal with anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a lasting treatment that is very effective. This treatment option focuses on identifying the issue behind your anxiety, understanding your thinking then making changes to think in a different way, along with behavioral patterns. Benefits of this therapy type can usually be seen within three to four months.

An additional option that can be used for treatment is exposure therapy. This is a form of CBT that will help to reduce the fear and anxiety response you feel due to certain activities or objects. You will be gradually exposed to the object or situation that causes this response and learn how to become less sensitive over a period of time. This type of therapy is proven to be effective on such issues as phobias or obsessive compulsive disorder.

Medication

A safe and effective way to treat anxiety that is commonly used is with medication. Medication is often used at the same time as therapy takes place to see results quickly. Medication can be used for a short time or for a longer term, depending on your individual treatment needs. The medical conditions you have as well as how severe your symptoms will be a dependent factor on what type of medication your therapist will try for your anxiety. It can take time to find the right medicine to affect your individual needs, so be patient if you have to try multiple options.

Alternative Therapy Solutions

If you are not comfortable with taking medication or you want to try a different method to solve your anxiety issues, consider alternative therapy. This can include stress techniques, relaxation methods, acupuncture, yoga or meditation. You can try all of these options to see which helps you relax best when you are having an anxiety attack or feel your anxiety levels rising. Most of these techniques can be completed at home and can help you learn how to control your breathing which will assist you when an anxiety attack occurs.

Working with a professional will ensure that you receive the right treatment for your individual needs. Talk with a therapist about what you are going through and have an evaluation completed. Learn how to recognize what type of anxiety you are having to find the appropriate treatment to feel better.

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.