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Medication Management

Unity Behavioral Health

Lexie P Barton, FNP

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner located in New Mexico

Mental health conditions cause symptoms that affect your daily routine and responsibilities. Prescription medications can alleviate these symptoms and improve the quality of life. Board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Lexie Barton, FNP, at Unity Behavioral Health offers medication management for psychiatric conditions. To learn more about the medication management service and how it benefits you, call the telemedicine-based office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, or book an appointment online.

Medication Management Q & A

What is medication management?

Mental illness affects millions of Americans every year. Though counseling is a valuable treatment for managing mental illness, many patients benefit from prescription medication to alleviate symptoms.

Finding the right medication and dose to manage your symptoms takes time. Though not everyone with a mental health condition needs to take medication for the rest of their life, some mental illnesses are chronic and require ongoing prescription medication to maintain mental wellness. 

Unity Behavioral Health is a psychiatric telemedicine practice that offers medication management for patients throughout New Mexico. Lexie is an experienced psychiatric nurse practitioner and helps patients get the medications they need to manage their mental health condition. 

Am I a good candidate for medication management?

When you consult with Lexie at Unity Behavioral Health, she determines if you’re a good candidate for medication management after a comprehensive assessment. She provides medication management services for patients with:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Grief alcohol abstinence assistance

Lexie is also an experienced health care provider and understands the effects of hormone imbalance on physical, emotional, and mental health. To help those struggling with a hormone imbalance feel more like their usual self, she provides hormone replacement therapy for men and women.

Unity Behavioral Health doesn’t prescribe narcotics to treat any mental health condition or symptoms. 

What happens during a medication management appointment?

When you consult with Lexie for medication management, she conducts a comprehensive assessment to diagnose your mental illness or medical condition. 

Though she believes in the benefits of medication to treat psychiatric conditions, she also understands it’s not a cookie-cutter approach, and no single drug or therapy works for all. 

To help you get healthy, she develops individualized treatment plans and schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your symptoms and adjust your medication as needed. 

Finding the right medication to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life takes time, and Lexie works closely with you until you find the right prescription and dose. She also provides counseling to augment the medication and support your mental health needs. 

To schedule your telemedicine medical management appointment at Unity Behavioral Health, call the office or book an appointment online today.