Our Services

Medication Management

Many mental health disorders will require a two-pronged approach for successful treatment: medication combined with therapy.  A huge part of what a psychiatric practitioner does is provide psychiatric medication management and assessment. A psychiatric practitioner such as an Advanced Practice Nurse, Physician Assistant or a Psychiatrist can prescribe medication to help with alleviating symptoms ranging from ADHD to mood disorders, anxiety or depression. Medication management is a vital part of this equation, as not all medications will be received or tolerated by patients in the same way. Monitoring medications, their side effects and their possible interactions with other medications is an essential part of managing medication.

When you first see your psychiatric practitioner, he or she will perform an initial assessment, that will include an overview of your symptoms and your medical history. A determination will then be made about whether or not medication is a viable option for treating your particular mental health disorder. Based on this assessment, the prescriber will then make a diagnosis and develop a customized treatment plan. The decision is ultimately up to you whether or not to move forward with this option. You will then work collaboratively with your prescriber to discuss various medications, possible side effects, and dosages. The prescriber will weigh out the costs and benefits of prescribing a medication and you will decide together what course of action to take.

Initially, medication will be prescribed for a trial period to observe and monitor its effectiveness. If the medication is helping to alleviate your symptoms, you will then be advised to keep taking it as prescribed. Since different medications affect brain chemistry in various ways, not everyone will respond well to a particular prescription so this is often a trial-and-error process that can eventually result in the right medication for you.

Since medication is not a “quick fix”, it is often suggested and advised that in conjunction with the psychotropic medication, that patients start psychotherapy, obtain a complete physical with their primary care physician in order to rule out any physical causes of depression or anxiety symptoms and maintain a healthy diet and exercise plan. The prescriber will carefully monitor all of these components and collaborate with medical doctors and mental health clinicians to ensure the best blend for the patient’s mental health.

We are now offering medication evaluation and management at our practice. If you are interested in making an appointment for a medication evaluation/assessment, you may contact our office at 609-613-0110 to schedule an appointment with our advanced practice nurse. We look forward to providing you with both medication management and therapeutic services at our multi-disciplined group practice.

Three Convenient Office Locations!

Marlton, NJ

34 East Main Street
Marlton, NJ 08053

Pennington, NJ

2 Tree Farm Road, Suite A-220
Pennington, NJ 08534

Philadelphia, PA – New Location!

1628 JFK Boulevard, Suite 1003
Philadelphia, PA 19103