What is my primary care provider’s role in this collaboration?
The primary care provider’s role in collaborating with the psychiatrist is to receive and review the visit noted sent by your psychiatrist, and consider following the recommendations that have been made. These recommendations may include prescribing a controlled medication, ordering laboratory or diagnostic tests, and making a referral to a specialist for evaluation of other possible relevant conditions. The primary care doctor will see that copies of all such tests and evaluations are sent back to the psychiatrist for his record. Finally, if the primary care provider has any concerns over how the psychiatric medications may be affecting your physical health or other medical medications, he will communicate this to your psychiatrist for his consideration.
Other questions related to Collaborative Care
- How do my psychiatrist and primary care provider communicate with each other?
- Is there any additional cost for getting collaborative psychiatric care?
- What if I don’t currently have a primary care provider or I find that the one I have doesn’t want to work with me in this way?
- Why do we recommend collaborative psychiatry?
- What are controlled substance medications?
- What is the role of the psychiatrist in the collaborative care?
- Why is collaborative psychiatry safer for me?
- How might I get controlled medications from my primary care provider?
- Why is collaborative psychiatry more efficient?
- What do we mean by Collaborative Care Psychiatry?