Medication Management

We offer quality psychiatric services by Board Certified healthcare professionals. Services include evaluation, medication management, comprehensive treatment planning and coordination of care with other healthcare professionals for patients ages 6 and older.

What to expect on your first visit

First, it is important to complete all of intake paperwork in your patient portal prior to your visit. You will need to read and sign all consent forms and also complete the History section.

  • Your appointment will need to be rescheduled if these items are not completed.

Your first visit with your healthcare professional at Healthwise is an 60 minute evaluation and entails a series of questions designed to get to know you, your history, and the symptoms that you are currently experiencing. Treatment recommendations will be discussed and your provider will determine if your needs are within the scope of services offered at Healthwise. If some of your needs are beyond the scope of our services, you will be referred to the appropriate healthcare professionals. When necessary, they may recommend other treatment interventions or assessments such as individual therapy, psychological testing, or diet and other lifestyle changes.

If medication has been prescribed to you, your healthcare professional will want you to schedule a follow-up appointment to assess the effectiveness of your treatment. The follow-up appointments usually take 15 to 20 minutes.


Common questions

When is it a good idea to use medications?

When the benefits of treatment outweigh the risks, psychotropic medications may be prescribed. Some individuals need medication to manage severe and difficult problems. Without treatment, these individuals would have difficulty functioning. Others may not need medication to function but find that it improves their overall functioning, quality of life, or facilitates other treatment interventions such as individual therapy.

How do I refill my medication?

Please contact your pharmacy directly or request a refill via your patient portal. Allow up to 72-hours for completion of your request.

What if I have questions for my provider after the appointment?

You can send your provider a message with your questions via your patient portal. You will send your message to 'medication management'. Your message will be reviewed and responded to within 24-72 hours.

You can also call the Psychiatric Coordinator at 763.400.7828 option 2 (medication management)

How will I know if my medication is working?

This is an important question and comes down to very personal factors. It is important for you to determine what your goals are for treatment. Medications work on specific symptoms like depression, irritability, sleep and anxiety. You should talk with your provider about what symptoms you would like to target and how the medication prescribed can be expected to help. Improved functioning at home, work, or school or in your interpersonal relationships can take more time to achieve than symptoms, but if you are clear about your goals and monitor them with your provider, you will be able to tell when the medication is working.

Medications work differently for different people. Some people get side effects from medications whereas other people don't. Doses may be smaller or larger, depending on the type of medication and the person.

Your provider will share information regarding potential side effects of the medication you are prescribed. For many, it comes down to a trial of the medication to determine if the benefits of the medication outweigh any potential side effects experienced. If you do experience unwanted side effects, make sure to consult your provider as some medications require a gradual discontinuation since abrupt cessation can cause a worsening of symptoms.


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