Medication management involves the long-term management of prescription medications. The expert providers at New York Child Psychiatry, offer this service to pediatric patients who require prescription medication to treat their mental health conditions.
What Is Medication Management?
Medication management is a service in which a healthcare provider prescribes medications, changes doses as needed, and makes sure there are no drug interactions between multiple medications.
In most areas of medicine, patients take medication to cure an illness or disease. In psychiatry, patients may have to take medication for months or years to manage their chronic condition. As a patient ages, our bodies require different doses of medication to keep effectively treating the condition, especially in children.
This is where medication management comes in. A healthcare provider measures the effectiveness of the medication the patient is taking and make adjustments as necessary. Instead of only seeing a doctor when symptoms aren’t relieved, medication management provides a streamlined and efficient way to adjust medication for more effective treatment. Medication management is particularly important if the patient is taking more than one medication, as some medicines can interact with each other and cause unwanted side effects. When a healthcare provider is managing a patient’s medication, they make sure to prescribe medications that don’t interact with each other and work together to provide the best possible relief from symptoms.
At New York Child Psychiatry, our skilled mental health experts excel in medication management by combining years of clinical experience with genetic testing through Genomind to our pediatric patients. We can use this technology to assess your child’s genetic profile and offer the most effective medication therapy for their unique circumstances.
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Contact New York Child Psychiatry in Saratoga Springs, NY, by calling (518) 855-1984.