Medication management services can give you peace of mind that you’re taking the best medications for your condition. With medication management at Desert Bolt Behavioral, Valery Nkendong, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, and the highly skilled medical team prescribe medications and carefully monitor their effect on your symptoms and overall health. The providers also offer prescription refills and follow-up visits in-office and through an online teletherapy platform. Call the office in Phoenix, Arizona, to schedule a medication management consultation or book an appointment online.

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What is medication management?

Medication management is a service to support the safe use of psychiatric drugs and other medications. Nearly half of Americans have used prescription medications in the past 30 days, with 1 in 5 using at least three.

The goal of medication management is to prevent complications from medication misuse, underdosing, and overdosing. Supervised medication use can also lower your risk of side effects from certain drugs and prevent conflicts when you take multiple medications.

The medication management services at Desert Bolt Behavioral ensure you’re taking the best medications for your condition at the correct dosage. The medical team monitors your use of prescription medications to confirm they’re providing the symptom relief you deserve.

What can I expect during a medication management consultation?

The Desert Bolt Behavioral team offers medication management consultations in-office and through an online teletherapy platform. During your initial consultation, your provider evaluates your personal and family medical histories.

They also review the over-the-counter and prescription medications you’re taking to ensure no drug conflicts negatively affect your health. Bring a list of medications and supplements you take regularly, including non-oral items such as inhalers, drops, and ointments.

If you need new medications to treat depression or other mental health disorders, a specialist talks with you about using them correctly. They also review the potential side effects certain medications can cause.

At follow-up appointments, your provider monitors the effectiveness of your medications. They may request bloodwork or other lab tests and address any questions or concerns you have about your treatment plan.

Can I get prescription refills during a medication management appointment?

During your medication management appointment with the Desert Bolt Behavioral team, you can request refills.

You can also contact the office by phone or set up an online teletherapy appointment if dosage adjustments are necessary or you need to change medications. Your provider discusses what to expect and provides you with a new prescription.

They can determine how often you should schedule in-office or online medication management follow-up visits based on your overall health, your medications, and the condition you’re treating.

Call Desert Bolt Behavioral to schedule a medication management consultation or book an appointment online today.