Head Well

Head Well

Integrative Psychiatry & Wellness

 Head Well Integrative Psychiatry

Medication Management

Medication Management services offered in Eugene and Portland, OR

Prescribing medication isn’t the only way clinicians effectively manage psychiatric conditions. April Dvorak, PMHNP-BC, and her team can help manage your medications to better support your mental health at Head Well in Eugene and Portland, Oregon. Call today or schedule a telehealth appointment online to learn more about the benefits of medication management. The practice also offers in-person visits in Eugene and Portland.

Medication Management Q&A

What is medication management?

Medication management is a coordinated effort between you and your entire health care team that ensures your prescribed medications effectively address your mental health needs while minimizing unwanted side effects.

It’s a comprehensive approach to mental health care that strives to achieve the best possible outcomes while prioritizing your well-being and ensuring that you receive the proper medications at the correct dosages to address your unique needs.

What does medication management include?

April and her Head Well team take a holistic approach to medication monitoring that includes:

Regular monitoring

Keeping a close watch ensures that your medications are working as intended. April and the team track your symptoms to see if they’re getting better and if you’re experiencing any unexpected changes. This helps them make sure that you’re on the right track with your mental health.

Side-effect management

If you’re dealing with any side effects from your medications, April and her team work with you to minimize their effect on your daily life.

Adherence support

April and her team provide the support and encouragement you need to stay consistent with your medications and follow your prescribed treatment plan.

Medication de-escalation and de-prescribing

Adding more medications to your treatment plan sometimes does more harm than good. If you decide to cut back on a drug or stop it altogether, April and her team can safely guide you through the process and help you find the right balance for your mental health. They can also add vitamins and supplements to your treatment plan.

Medication discontinuation

If you’re ready to discontinue a specific medication, April and her Head Well team help you do it safely. They can cut your dosage and closely monitor your progress to ensure a smooth and comfortable transition in your treatment plan.

Dosage and medication adjustments

Your needs will change over time, and that’s where adjustments come in. If your medications need fine-tuning — whether that means a dose change or trying a different drug — April and her team ensure that your treatment plan remains the best fit for you.

What happens if I need a referral for medication management?

While Head Well specializes in many medications, vitamins, and supplements, they can refer you to another provider for additional treatments, like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or ketamine infusion therapy.

Call Head Well today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.