Medication Management

Medication Management services offered in Chandler, AZ and Boise, ID

Medication Management

Medications can dramatically reduce the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and many other mental health concerns. At Essential Mental Healthcare, PLLC, in Chandler, Arizona, and Boise, Idaho, board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner Frances Spink, DNP, MSN, MBA, PMHNP-BC, provides medication management to patients 9 and older. Call the office or use the online booking feature to schedule an in-person or virtual evaluation today.

What is medication management?

Medication management at Essential Mental Healthcare, PLLC, involves using medication to treat mental health concerns, bothersome symptoms, and help you flourish. Dr. Spink typically combines medication with in-person or telepsychiatry to help you overcome life transitions and other challenging situations.

She also determines if your current medication is appropriate based on your diagnosis and whether you’re taking the recommended dose.

Which conditions can medication management address?

Medication management at Essential Mental Healthcare, PLLC, helps treat:

  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorders
  • Phobias
  • Schizophrenia
  • Behavioral issues
  • Difficult life transitions
  • School issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Substance use disorder
  • Stress
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTDS)
  • Personality disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Panic attacks

Not every patient with a mental health disorder needs medication. Dr. Spink personalizes each treatment to match your needs, medical history, and lifestyle.

Am I a candidate for medication management?

Essential Mental Healthcare, PLLC, offers comprehensive psychiatric evaluations to determine if you have a mental health disorder. Dr. Spink asks questions to gather information about your emotions, behaviors, thoughts, moods, and any medication you take.

Signs of a mental health concern include substance misuse, feeling hopeless, mood swings, difficulty concentrating, thoughts of suicide (suicidal ideation), flashbacks, and nightmares. You might also experience obsessions, compulsions, panic attacks, or phobias because of a mental health disorder.

Medication minimizes worrisome symptoms or reduces cravings for harmful substances like alcohol, nicotine, and drugs.

Essential Mental Healthcare, PLLC, offers GeneSight® genetic testing to establish which medication is likely the most effective based on your genetic makeup.

What can I expect during medication management?

Medication management involves routine monitoring to determine if your medicines effectively treat your condition. You must discuss side effects with Dr. Spink and attend in-person or virtual therapy sessions. She adjusts your medications and/or their doses during follow-up appointments when needed.

Essential Mental Healthcare, PLLC, also recommends adopting healthy lifestyle habits like getting regular exercise, eating nutritious foods, minimizing stress, getting enough sleep, and maintaining a solid social support network.

Schedule an in-person or telepsychiatry medication management evaluation at Essential Mental Healthcare, PLLC, by phone or request one online today.