Why is collaborative psychiatry safer for me?
In this model, there is more responsible oversight of controlled substance prescriptions, which is important due to their potential for addiction and the risks of combining controlled substances with other medications. Controlled substances being prescribed by more than one provider is a common occurrence, but can easily be avoided by us collaborating with your primary care provider. When appropriate, we will provide our recommendations to them and request that they prescribe you these types of medications in order to help avoid duplication of prescriptions, excessive use of the medications, and medication conflicts.
Other questions related to Collaborative Care
- Is there any additional cost for getting collaborative psychiatric care?
- Why do we recommend collaborative psychiatry?
- What do we mean by Collaborative Care Psychiatry?
- What is the role of the psychiatrist in the collaborative 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?
- How do I receive this collaborative psychiatric care?
- What are controlled substance medications?
- How do my psychiatrist and primary care provider communicate with each other?
- How might I get controlled medications from my primary care provider?
- Why will I get more fully well with collaborative psychiatry?