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 Sleep Disturbance

Sleep is something that can make you feel better. While it does miracles in improving a person’s mood, sleep is also essential to achieve total health. It rejuvenates the body and mind, and has quite a lot of benefits, including:

  • The improvement of person’s memory. Sleep works better than any brain supplement in making you a better learner. In fact, according to Dr. David Rapoport of the New York University Sleep Disorder Program, people are able to learn new things faster and better after getting enough sleep.
  • The treatment of inflammation in the body. According to a study conducted in 2010, sleep is found to be associated with a person’s blood pressure levels important factor in cardiovascular diseases like stroke and hypertension that is linked to inflammation. The study shows that more C-reactive protein, a substance linked to a person’s risk at having a heart attack, is produced when a person slept for only six hours or less.
  • The improvement in an athletes’ performance. A study from the Stanford University discovered that football players who slept as much as 10 hours for seven to eight straight weeks performed better, with more stamina and less daytime fatigue.

Unfortunately, every once in awhile people tend to experience difficulties in sleeping which are known as sleep disturbances. Sleep disturbances per se are not considered illnesses or disorders. Instead, they are signs that a person is dealing with a physical, spiritual, or mental problem.

The website Sleep Disorder Guide revealed that sleep disturbances which often manifest in the form of insomnia or sleeplessness indicate physical ailments, spiritual one-sidedness and mental imbalance. The site explained that in order to keep yourself healthy, you should maintain a balance. This means having too little or too much of something is not good, even if it is sleeping.

 

Samples of Sleep Disturbances

Sleep disturbances can come from both inside and outside of your body. Among most common examples of things that influence your sleep from the outside include environmental details such as light, noise, room temperature, the texture of your mattress, and the like.

Having to sleep in a place where there is a sudden change in altitude such as planes also disturb one’s sleep. When a person sleeps in a different bed or in a house other than his own it also affects his ability to sleep deeply. The timing of sleep can also be considered a great factor especially in children who were not given a specific bedtime.

Inner disturbances, on the other hand, affect a person’s sleep from inside his or her body. The best example of these is medications. Sleeping pills in particular hinder the body from achieving its natural sleep cycle because it forces the mind to rest. Substances with amphetamines such as psycho-stimulants and appetite suppressors also fall under this category.

 

Parasomnia

One important term you should know about when studying about sleep disturbances is parasomnia. This term is used for irregular sleeping conditions such as sleepwalking, night terrors, nightly teeth grinding, nightly bedwetting, and periodic myoclonic episodes or cramp-like jerks during sleep.

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.