Mental Health Medication Management in Wylie, Texas
Pathway Psychiatry and Counseling Center
Pathway Psychiatry provides comprehensive psychiatric care and counseling for adults at our psychiatric clinic. Led by Dr. Ashley Gardner, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer personalized treatment plans for individuals who need help with medication management. Patients of Pathway Psychiatry and Counseling Center may be prescribed medication to help alleviate and manage symptoms of a psychiatric condition. Learn more about medication management and call (214) 997-4459 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gardner today!
Psychiatrist: Ashley Gardner, MD
Medication Management Consultations
At our clinic, we offer comprehensive medication management services led by our experienced and compassionate psychiatrist, Dr. Gardner. Medication management can be a crucial aspect of mental health treatment, and Dr. Gardner specializes in providing individualized care to address a wide range of psychiatric conditions. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, or another mental health concern, Dr. Gardner will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.
Dr. Gardner believes in a patient-centered approach, ensuring that you are actively involved in the decision-making process regarding your treatment. She will conduct a thorough evaluation, taking into account your medical history, current symptoms, and any previous treatments. With her expertise, Dr. Gardner will prescribe and carefully monitor medications to optimize their effectiveness and minimize side effects, always considering the most current and evidence-based practices. Our goal is to help you achieve mental wellness and improve your overall quality of life through thoughtful and professional medication management.
Monitoring the Results
Patients should stay in contact to communicate about how their medications are working for them and/or any side effects they may be experiencing.
Tips for Home
Many prescription medications will need to be taken daily to provide optimal results. For this reason, patients must be diligent about taking their medications while at home. It is not uncommon for individuals to take multiple medications at one time to address their symptoms. To improve adherence to medications, you might try some of these tips:
- Make a list: Write down every single one of our medications and when they need to be taken throughout the day as well as the week. This will prevent you from accidentally skipping a dose or administering medication at the wrong time.
- Set an alarm: For those that take medications at various times throughout the day, it can be easy for time to pass too quickly and wind up missing a dose. Utilize a simple reminder or alarm on your phone to help get you into the habit of taking your medications at exactly the right time.
- Use a pillbox: These boxes were specifically designed to help people manage their medications. Offering separate sections based on each weekday, a pillbox only requires you to separate your medications at the beginning of the week to set you up for success over the next several days.
- Make a sign: Put a post-it note on your bathroom mirror, or do whatever works best for you to remind yourself to take your medications while in certain rooms of your home.
Keep an Open Line of Communication
Side effects from medications do not always occur right away, and sometimes a change in dosage may be necessary. Be sure to contact Dr. Gardner if you experience abnormal symptoms or are worried about your current medications.