Medication Management

Mental Health located in Frederick, MD

Medication Management

Medication management ensures that you get the most effective medication in a dose and duration that’s ideal for your body’s needs. At Kema Health Services, board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner Josyane Kengni, PMHNP, and the other specialists provide personalized medication management, focusing on every patient’s individual needs. Medication management is convenient because you can choose from in-office care in Frederick, Maryland, or telehealth. Click the online feature or call the office today.

What is medication management?

Medication management, sometimes called psychopharmacology, refers to the ideal use of medication to treat physical or mental health disorders. It includes finding the most effective medicine and minimizing side effects to help you achieve your desired results.

Kema Health Services provides medication management for patients aged six and older in the Frederick office and through telehealth visits. 

Who needs medication management?

Medication management is an integral aspect of treatment in patients with various mental illnesses, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorder
  • Mood disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Personality disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychotic disorder

Many other mental health disorders may require medication management as well. Some medications are for short-term use, but most are used long-term. 

In most cases, medication management is only one aspect of treatment. Psychotherapy, which can include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and many other approaches, works alongside medication to help you identify problems, discover their causes, and make positive changes in your thought processes.

What does medication management include?

Medication management isn’t just about getting a prescription. At Kema Health Services, you get comprehensive medication management that focuses on:

  • Evaluating your symptoms 
  • Diagnosing your condition and co-occurring conditions
  • Identifying the best treatment approach 
  • Determining the most effective medication for your condition
  • Calibrating the medication dose and frequency that’s best for you
  • Minimizing medication risks
  • Monitoring medication effects and checking for side effects

It’s important to get the ideal medication to manage your mental health disorder and with so many options available today, there is one that will be the best choice for you. Medication management helps you get that ideal medication and gives you ongoing support to make sure it continues to be effective for as long as you need it. 

Medication management also includes periodic medication adjustments as needed. That can mean changing your medication, increasing or reducing your dose, or changing the times you take the drug. 

Kema Health Services makes medication management a smooth and trouble-free process so you can get the mental health help you need, as fast as possible. Call the office to schedule your medication management assessment, or click on the online booking tool now.