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Telemedicine

Unity Behavioral Health

Lexie P Barton, FNP

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner located in New Mexico

Going to your health care provider’s office for an appointment isn’t always convenient. With telemedicine, you skip the in-office visit and meet with your health care provider from a place that’s convenient for you. Dedicated to providing better psychiatric services, board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Lexie Barton, FNP, at Unity Behavioral Health, offers telemedicine appointments to diagnose and treat patients with mental health conditions. To schedule an appointment at the telemedicine-based practice, call the office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, or book an appointment online today.

Telemedicine Q & A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is a type of medical care where the provider and patient interact through a secure connection using advanced telecommunication technology, so there’s no in-office, face-to-face visit.

Unity Behavioral Health is a virtual practice that diagnoses and treats all patients through telemedicine. Lexie conducts all visits online to get the care you need from the comfort of your home or private office.

With telemedicine, you eliminate commuting to and from the office, minimize trips to the pharmacy, and put an end to spending time in a waiting room. Essentially, your telemedicine appointment at Unity Behavioral Health is a virtual house call. 

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

There are many benefits of telemedicine for psychiatric care. In addition to saving time and money, telemedicine at Unity Behavioral Health also allows patients who live in remote or underserved areas to get the mental health services they need without traveling long distances.

You may also find it easier to talk about your mental health and symptoms when in a more comfortable and familiar environment. 

Lexie provides telemedicine psychiatric care for adults throughout the state of New Mexico. Some of the conditions that she treats include:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Insomnia

Unity Behavioral Health also provides medication management services to ensure you get the right prescription for your psychiatric condition. 

With telemedicine at Unity Behavioral Health, you may also be able to get an appointment the same day. 

What happens during a telemedicine appointment?

Lexie takes a patient-centered approach to care, and each telemedicine appointment is unique to your individual needs. She begins with a comprehensive assessment to formulate a diagnosis and develop the most effective treatment plan.

During your assessment, she asks detailed questions about your symptoms, mental health and medical history, types of medications and supplements you take, and your daily routine and stresses. If needed, she may also request lab work to confirm or rule out a medical condition causing your symptoms.

Based on the information gathered during your telemedicine appointment, Lexie develops your personalized treatment plan, which may include:

  • Prescription medication
  • Counseling
  • Nutrition supplements
  • Hormone replacement therapy

She schedules regular follow-up appointments to provide ongoing counseling, monitor symptoms, and adjust your medications as needed.

With telemedicine at Unity Behavioral Health, you can get the psychiatric services you need in a comfortable environment. Call the office or book your appointment online today.