Stoni Johnston, APRN, MSN, PMHNP-BC, and the providers at Sulcata Psychiatry specialize in diagnosing and treating mental health concerns for children, adolescents, and adults at Sulcata Psychiatry in Houston, Texas. If your individualized treatment plan includes medications, she is 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.
Medication mangement involves your provider selecting an appropriate medication to target and treat 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, exercise or activity level changes, 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.
Medication selection depends on the diagnosis, concerns, biology, and genetics of each patient. It is important to take your medication consistently on a schedule 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.
For current or prospective patients, you can discuss Medication Management at any time. Ms. Johnston may recommend taking a genetic test through Genomind to evaluate your reponse to certain types of medications during treatment as well.
It’s never too late to start the conversation about medications! Call Sulcata Psychiatry today or request an appointment online.