What is medication management?
Individuals with mental health conditions, such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or psychosis symptoms, are often prescribed medications to help with their conditions. Managing these prescriptions alone can be difficult for several reasons. There may be multiple prescriptions that need to be taken at different times of the day. Patients may not be in a place mentally to remember when to take their prescriptions reliably. Some medications may not work as effectively and will need to be traded out or have the doses adjusted. Blue Elk Family Clinic is a unique facility that is equipped to help patients with these challenges because we house both a mental health counseling practice and a family medicine practice led by the incredible team of Dr. Larry Sanchez and Misty Sanchez, LMHC-A. Misty helps patients work through a myriad of behavioral health issues via talk therapy and research-based cognitive therapy practices. Dr. Larry Sanchez supports patients by getting to know their medical histories and identifying underlying physical causes, such as hormonal imbalances. Together, they offer patients in Nashville, IN an incredible chance to achieve the mental health and wellness they've always dreamed of.
Should I get medication management?
If you or someone you know is as described above, with a complicated medication regimen and a daily schedule to adhere to, you might be an ideal candidate for medication management at Blue Elk Family Clinic. Our empathetic and skilled team is delighted to assist our patients, not just in the scheduling of their medications, but also in the ongoing diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation process. For your suspected, diagnosed, or continuing management of physical or mental ailments, contact our Nashville, IN office today to ask more about your qualifications for medication management.
"This was my 1st visit and I was a little nervous seeing a new Dr. .I was so impressed how much time was taken with me and did not feel like I was being rushed or not listened to. You don't come across a doctors office like that anymore."- E.M. / Office Visit / Jan 27, 2023
"This was my 1st visit and I was a little nervous seeing a new Dr. . I was so impressed how much time was taken with me and did not feel like I was being rushed or not listened to. You don't come across a doctors office like that anymore."- E.M. / Office Visit / Jan 27, 2023
"Dr. Sanchez is a great doctor! He’s very understanding and listens to your concerns. I highly recommend him. The office is clean and welcoming and staff is professional and caring."- H.H. / Office Visit / Jan 23, 2023
"I am always extremely pleased with Dr. Sanchez and his office staff. Dr. Sanchez always explains everything so I understand. I am so happy I found his office!"- J.B. / Office Visit / Jan 13, 2023
"It was great very comfortable environment."- K.R. / Office Visit / Nov 06, 2022
What to expect with medication management
Medication management is a personalized service based on your unique mental health needs. Dr. Sanchez can prescribe medications while working with mental health counselor Misty to determine the best inclusive treatments for you. Our team can also communicate to your psychiatrist when medications are not working effectively, the side effects are outweighing the benefits, or other concerns. We can help you fill prescriptions and remind you or your loved one when it's time to take your medication, we can help you by organizing your medication, and we will always advocate for your best interest when consulting with the many practitioners and therapists that may be involved in your care.
Medication Management FAQ
What does medication management consist of?
Mental health medication management overseen by Dr. Sanchez and Misty Sanchez at Blue Elk Family Clinic may include reminders or assistance with any or all of the following:
- Picking up prescriptions
- Providing education on properly taking medications
- Letting our team know when medications aren’t working
- Observing side effects
- Scheduling visits
How long is a medication management program?
Every medication management program is custom-tailored for each individual’s behavioral health. Depending on your medication regimen and needs, a medication management plan may last several months or longer. Our Nashville, IN team knows that it may take time for you to find the medication plan and habits that best suit your mental health needs.
Can your team prescribe my medications?
In some cases, yes. However, if you require medications that are scheduled controlled substances, those may need to be prescribed by a psychiatrist or other licensed medical professional. Blue Elk Family Clinic also offers non-medication resources like cognitive behavioral therapy and talk therapy that may be able to help you as well.
Successfully Manage Your Condition
If you or a loved one need support in managing a difficult list of prescriptions, or if your prescriptions are not as effective as you'd like them to be, let us work with you to get just the right balance. Reach out to Dr. Larry Sanchez and Misty Sanchez, LMHC-A today to get the support you need. Blue Elk Family Clinic is here to manage all your behavioral medication needs right here in Nashville, IN.