Focused on You. All of You. Medication management should involve the whole patient. When confined to a hospital setting, often providers are under pressure to meet a productivity goal. This means each provider must see a certain number of patients per day. Often, if this number is not met the provider is at risk of losing their job. I believe each person is unique and the time it takes to provide care should not be dependent on how much time a provider is allowed; rather, how much time the provider and patient need for healing.
The brief “med check” practice leaves little time for the healing work of connecting humanely, communicating fully, wholly understanding, admiring & inspiring strengths, encouraging hope, and building patients’ motivation and potential to take an active role in their healthcare, all of which help establish a trusting relationship.
Dr. Renea does not prescribe benzodiazepines (Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, or Ativan) or controlled substance stimulants (Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, Focalin, etc) at this time.
Therapy & Medication Management: A Winning Combination As a master's degree prepared community mental health counselor and a prescribing advanced practice nurse practitioner (PMHNP), I believe therapy and medication combined are best practice and results in better treatment outcomes. At this time, I am not accepting new therapy patients; however, I am well versed in therapy modalities and strive to incorporate them into all treatment sessions.