Medication Management

Psychiatrists located in Murray Hill, Midtown East, New York, NY

Medication Management

About Medication Management

Medications are often an essential part of a treatment plan for mental and emotional disorders. At NYC Psychiatric Associates, the providers offer personalized medication management resources to ensure your medications are working well and aren’t increasing your risk for serious health complications. The experienced psychiatric specialists evaluate all medicines you take to identify potential drug interactions and can make adjustments to your treatment plan as needed to optimize your overall wellness. Call the office in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, today to schedule a medication management appointment or book a consultation online.

Medication Management Q&A

What is medication management?

Medication management ensures the medications you take to manage mental or emotional health issues are safe and effective.

The NYC Psychiatric Associates team also offers medication management to ensure you’re taking prescription medications properly. Their medical guidance lowers your risk for complications that can occur when you underdose, overdose, or miss doses of psychotropic medications.

Medication management consultations are available in the office and virtually through the online telemedicine platform. The team works closely with adults and children to support their long-term physical and mental health.

Why would I need medication management?

You can benefit from the medication management services available at NYC Psychiatric Associates if you take psychotropic medications to treat conditions like:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Postpartum depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

You might also be a candidate for medication management if you take multiple medications to treat an underlying mental or physical condition. 

Taking certain medications at the same time can increase your risk for unwanted side effects that can be harmful to your health. For instance, if you use medications to treat ulcers, you may not be a candidate for certain antidepressants due to the increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. 

What can I expect during my initial medication management appointment?

At your initial medication management consultation with the NYC Psychiatric Associates team, you can expect the physicians to carefully review your medications. It’s important that you bring along a list of all medications and supplements you take regularly, including over-the-counter medicines. 

The team reviews the dosage you use and your medication schedule. If there are any conflicts, your provider may change your prescription or dosage. They can also help you establish a schedule for taking your medications properly for maximum benefit.

During follow-up medication management visits, the team continues to monitor your success with treatment. It’s also a great time to ask questions about your treatment plan and report any side effects that you experience.

The specialists continue to provide educational resources that support the proper use of psychotropic and other medications. 

Call NYC Psychiatric Associates today to schedule a medication management consultation. You can also book an appointment online.