Brighter Light Behavioral Health Services

Medication Management

Behavioral Health, Adult and Adolescent Psychiatric Provider, Adult and Child Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, TeleMedicine Provider Available in Idaho, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Nebraska, Virginia, Arizona, Texas, and Washington
Medication Management

Medication Management Services Available in Idaho, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Nebraska, Virginia, Arizona, Texas, and Washington

Psychiatric medications can change the course of your life by improving the challenging symptoms caused by mental health disorders. As a medication management specialist, Stanley Okeyemi, PMHNP, at Brighter Light Behavioral Health Services, prescribes medications and routinely meets with you to ensure you get the positive results you need. Comprehensive medication management is done entirely through telemedicine, making this service available to people in Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, Washington, Idaho, Connecticut, Nebraska, Florida, Iowa, and Arizona. If you need help for a mental health disorder, call the office right away or request a medication management appointment online.

Medication Management Q&A

What is medication management?

Medication management is an essential service that supports your mental well-being. As part of your medication management services, your provider prescribes psychiatric medications and schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your response and make adjustments as needed.

How does medication management improve my mental health?

Psychiatric medications are often an integral part of your treatment plan. However, there are numerous medications to treat each mental health condition, and every person’s unique metabolism responds differently. As a result, no single medication is effective for everyone, even with the same diagnosis.

Sometimes getting the best results requires changing the dose or the medication to find the combination that works for your body and mind. Only regular medication management appointments can achieve that goal.

Medication management appointments protect and improve your mental health by ensuring the medication you receive provides optimal symptom relief without causing side effects.

When would I need medication management?

Psychiatric medications can make a dramatic difference in the symptoms of many mental health disorders. Your Brighter Light Behavioral Health Services provider may recommend medication to treat:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD
  • Substance use disorder (SUD)

Your provider may also recommend combining medication with therapy. Medication relieves symptoms, while therapy explores the reasons behind your behaviors and teaches skills that help you thrive.

What happens during medication management appointments?

During your first appointment, your provider reviews your medical history, learns about your symptoms and lifestyle factors contributing to your challenges, and does a thorough psychiatric evaluation.

After your provider diagnoses the cause of your symptoms, they recommend a treatment plan and explain the medication you’re going to take. Then they send your prescription to your local pharmacy.

Your follow-up medication management appointments are usually shorter. Your provider learns whether your symptoms are improving and how you feel. They also screen for signs of side effects and make sure you don’t have any problems with your medication.

Your provider may refill the same prescription, change your dose, or recommend switching to a different medication, depending on how you’re doing.

Call Brighter Light Behavioral Health Services today or use online booking to request a medication management appointment and learn if psychiatric medicines can improve your symptoms.