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 Medication Management

Medication therapy management is a close monitoring of medications in patients to confirm if he is adhering to the medication regimen, while also protecting the patient from potentially lethal drug interactions and other complications. This is notably significant for people who are taking large numbers of medications to address multiple illnesses and chronic diseases. Taking large numbers of medications is known as polypharmacy and is especially common among older people, because they are more likely to take in many medications to manage vast numbers of chronic conditions.

 

Aspects of medication management

There are different aspects to medication management, all of which are concentrated on making sure that the medications are utilized properly.

Keeping track of all the medications the patient is using is a significant part of medication management. Tasks in this area includes, organizing a printed list of medication descriptions, their dosage, how and the procedures they are going to be used. These lists can be kept in the patient chart and handed over to the patient to aid them in tracking the drugs they are using and to help them understand why those different medications are prescribed.

Medication monitoring is also an important aspect of medication management. These medications should commonly be taken in definite doses and at set intervals. Complications can be a result of missing a dose or the incorrect timing of such medications. Several strategies need to be employed in order for the patient to meet the specific time and doses of each drug. This includes setting reminders for patients at a specific time they need to take their drugs up to filling up pill cases and marking lids of each compartment to point out when the contents need to be taken.

Checking for adverse drug interaction is also another important aspect of medication management. It also includes explaining directions to patients on how to take their medications. This aspect includes making sure that patients on certain medications with known adverse reaction to drugs are not provided with incompatible prescriptions. This also consists of reminding patients in cases where a drug needs to be taken with food or not, and warning them of possible side effects which can interfere with their activities.

 

The importance of medication management

Early medication management is important because of several reasons. In most case studies done by different organizations, it has been found to significantly reduce the risk of readmission to the hospital facility, reduces the length of hospital stay and significantly reduces the risk of death. Medication management not only reduces such factors but also lowers the costs inhibited by the patient. It has a great impact on the quality of life as clinicians make an effort to keep the patients happy and healthy. It also is correlated to the patient’s well-being as they are closely monitored and managed.

There are a number of techniques and systems employed to have a good medication management. Among them are computers at the pharmacy to keep track of the patient’s prescription history to keeping a detailed patient’s record to raise compliance with drug regimen and avoid conflicting drug medications.

Psychiatry FAQs:

What Insurance do you Accept?

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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.