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). All adults seeking treatment for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms MUST have a prior documented medical history of receiving treatment for this disorder prior to being prescribed stimulant medications (Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, etc) at this time. Otherwise, non-stimulant medications are available.
Therapy & Medication Management: A Winning Combination As a licensed professional counselor (LPC) 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.