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Medication Management Q&A

What is medication management?

Medication management is a service you may need if you have any medical conditions that benefit from taking medication. After prescribing any medication appropriate for your condition, the team at Integrative Wellness Center tells you how often to take them and if there are any considerations you need to make, such as taking them after meals. 

Alongside medication management, you may need to engage in other treatments or change your lifestyle to get the best positive result. The team at Integrative Wellness Center emphasizes the importance of individualized care and monitors you with regular follow-up visits. They offer appointments in person and remotely with telemedicine. 

Who can benefit from medication management?

There are plenty of health conditions, both mental and physical, that benefit from taking prescription medications. Medications can affect the body in a multitude of ways, and the team at Integrative Wellness Center can fill you in on how your prescription will improve your health or reduce symptoms. 

You may need medications to manage:

Chronic diseases

Chronic diseases are illnesses that last for a long time and require long-term or lifetime management. Some common examples are diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. 

Acute illnesses

Acute illnesses are conditions that only affect you for a short time. Some are curable, while others go away on their own eventually. You may experience multiple acute illnesses in your lifetime, such as strep throat, the flu, or an ear infection.

Mental health conditions

Mental health conditions can benefit from medications designed to alter the brain’s function in some way to reduce symptoms. There are medications available for mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and substance use disorder. 

How does medication management work?

Every so often, you come to Integrative Wellness Center for appointments to follow up on your health status. This includes a discussion of the medications you’re on. The team asks about any new or worsening side effects and verifies that you’re experiencing positive results from the use of your medications. 

At any point, the team can increase your dosages or lower them according to the results you’re getting and any side effects you experience. They can also add new medications to your treatment plan or start tapering you off medications you no longer need. 

Not all medications will be equally effective for every person, so you may need some trial and error as you work with the team to manage your medical conditions. 

For more information on medication management and when you might need it, call Integrative Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.