If you are a new patient at Wholesome Psychiatry LLC, you will need an initial psychopharmacological evaluation and diagnostics. Highly skilled and compassionate provider Dorothy Borkiewicz PMHNP-BC, LMHC, uses these assessments to help design holistic and comprehensive personalized care plans tailored to each patient’s needs, goals, and schedules. If you seek treatment at Wholesome Psychiatry LLC, you can trust you are in good hands. Call the office in Boston, Massachusetts, or book an evaluation online today to get started.
What is initial psychopharmacological evaluation and diagnostics?
Initial psychopharmacological evaluation and diagnostics services are offered to all new patients seeking psychiatric care. An initial evaluation entails a comprehensive assessment of presenting symptoms, establishing a diagnosis, and developing an individualized care plan.
The initial evaluation is a confidential one-on-one visit that takes about an hour. It’s recommended that patients bring with them to the appointment any copies of the prior psychiatric assessments, including (but not limited to):
- Neuropsychological testing
- Discharge summaries from hospital
- Recent medications
Once the assessment is completed, your Wholesome Psychiatry LLC provider will diagnose the disorder based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders criteria.
Is initial psychopharmacological evaluation and diagnostics necessary?
Initial psychopharmacological evaluation and diagnostics is a unique opportunity for your provider to acquire relevant information about you and get a better idea of who they are and what types of services are offered. Based on this comprehensive assessment interview, your provider will discuss their recommendations.
Should you decide to enter treatment at Wholesome Psychiatry LLC, your provider will work with you to formulate an initial treatment plan that best fits your treatment needs and schedule without disrupting your work and personal responsibilities.
What can I expect from initial psychopharmacological evaluation and diagnostics?
At Wholesome Psychiatry LLC, your provider will begin initial psychopharmacological evaluation and diagnostics by conducting a psychological exam involving a comprehensive assessment of:
- Your symptoms
- Past psychiatric history
- Family history of psychiatric disorders
- Developmental and psychosocial history
- Examination of mental status
In preparation for your consultation, you will be asked to fill out an online New Patient Intake Questionnaire, so your provider can begin the evaluation process already knowing something about you, your life circumstances, the nature of the problems you are seeking help for, and what type of help you think would work best for you.
What is treatment like?
At Wholesome Psychiatry LLC, your provider designs holistic, comprehensive, personalized care plans tailored to your health needs, goals, and schedule. Plans may include individual therapy, medication management, or a combination of these treatments.
With your permission, your provider will gladly communicate with other caregivers and health care professionals to ensure your treatment is optimally coordinated.
To learn more about initial psychopharmacological evaluation and diagnostics and schedule an assessment, call Wholesome Psychiatry LLC or book an appointment online at your earliest convenience.