Medication Management

Sulcata Psychiatry provides child and adult psychiatric care located in north Houston, TX for ages 3 and up at our Tomball and Cypress locations. Our providers at Sulcata Psychiatry are board certified specialists in diagnosing and treating mental health concerns for children, adolescents, and adults. If your individualized treatment plan includes medications, our providers are adept at choosing the appropriate medications to fit each individual's unique concerns and symptoms. Sulcata Psychiatry believes in partnering with patients to help guide the medication selection process based on what each individual is comfortable with, providing education on how medications work, and listening closely to patient feedback to optimize symptom control while utilizing the least amount of medications possible.

If you think you or your child may need medication management, you don’t have to continue struggling alone. Call the office today or request an appointment online. Telehealth visits are also available.

    What is Medication Management?

    Medication management involves a diagnostic evaluation followed by the provider selecting an appropriate medication to target and treat the patient's individual symptoms. At Sulcata Psychiatry, our philosophy is to treat the patient as a whole medically and therapeutically. While medication management may be an important part of your treatment plan, we believe other interventions such as dietary changes, medical evaluations, vitamin replacement, exercise or activity adjustments, and psychotherapy are also necessary parts of our patients' treatment plans. We work with our patients as partners to to set realistic goals and find the most appropriate evidence based options for medication treatments.

    What should I expect with medication management?

    Medication selection depends on the diagnosis, concerns, biology, and genetics of each patient. It is important to take your medication consistently on a schedule as prescribed so that it has the desired effect, as some medications can take longer than others to show improvements. Medication selection will always be a joint decision between you and your provider at Sulcata Psychiatry. We choose the best fit for your lifestyle, your concerns regarding possible side effects, and your goals for treatment. Medication management should be a partnership, and your feedback is essential to determine the efficacy of medications chosen. While initially adjusting medications, you should expect to follow up with your provider at minimum once a month. Once on a regimen that feels right for you, your provider will check in with you every 2-3 months.

    Depending on your medication response, your provider may recommend taking a pharmacogenetic test to evaluate genetic markers that may impact your response to certain medications. Some medications may also require bloodwork monitoring to initiate or continue over time.

    It’s never too late to start the conversation about medications that may improve your quality of life! Call Sulcata Psychiatry today or request an appointment online.