What is medication management?
Medication management is a service to ensure you’re correctly using any medications you need for physical or mental health issues. These services aim to minimize your risk for complications that can develop when regularly using medications and to ensure your medications are effective at managing your underlying health issues.
The Mesquite Valley Integrated Health team works with external therapists to offer the medication management services you need and to confirm the medications and the dosage you’re taking are working well for you.
Through medication management, the team can also help you keep multiple medications well-organized to lower your risk for underdosing or missed doses.
You may benefit from medication management services if you have an underlying mental, emotional, or behavioral condition and are using medications as part of your treatment plan.
The Mesquite Valley Integrated Health team also recommends medication management if you take multiple medications to manage your health.
Medication management gives you the tools you need to avoid complications that put your health at risk.
What happens during a medication management consultation?
During your first medical management consultation at Mesquite Valley Integrated Health, the team spends time reviewing all of the medications you take. To prepare for your appointment, you should write down every medication and supplement you take and the dosage. You can also bring your prescription bottles along with you.
There are certain medications you shouldn’t take together due to the potential side effects; therefore, your provider needs to review all medications you take for both mental and physical health conditions.
In addition to looking for medication conflicts, the team provides counseling to ensure you’re taking the medications correctly. This helps you avoid misusing, abusing, overdosing, or missing doses of medications. They can also ensure your medications are working well to manage your condition.
If you need medication changes, the team can adjust the type of medications you take or the dosage during follow-up visits in-office or through the online telemedicine platform. They can manage any side effects you might experience and continue monitoring your treatment progress over time.
Call Mesquite Valley Integrated Health to schedule a medication management consultation or book an appointment online today.