Why is collaborative psychiatry more efficient?
Health care costs and inconveniences are rising due largely to redundancy of services caused by poor communication between providers. To manage your conditions responsibly, laboratory and diagnostic testing and specialist referrals are occasionally needed either for accurate diagnosis or ongoing monitoring. As with controlled substances, these recommendations will be made and carried out through your primary care provider, again avoiding duplication of tests and providing the best coordination of your care.
Other questions related to Collaborative Care
- Is there any additional cost for getting collaborative psychiatric care?
- What is my primary care provider’s role in this collaboration?
- What do we mean by Collaborative Care Psychiatry?
- How do I receive this collaborative psychiatric care?
- What is the role of the psychiatrist in the collaborative care?
- Why will I get more fully well with collaborative psychiatry?
- Why do we recommend collaborative psychiatry?
- How might I get controlled medications from my primary care provider?
- 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?
- How do my psychiatrist and primary care provider communicate with each other?