Consultation For Primary Care Doctors

Consultation

Consultation for Primary Care Physicians

Dr. Migalski and his colleagues at Andersonville Behavioral Health regularly accept referrals from primary care physicians and consult to assist physicians manage their caseloads, which can fill with patients who struggle with co-occurring medical and psychiatric disorders. Often, these patients present with non-adherence or inconsistent compliance to medical and behavioral regimens, which is both frustrating and difficult for physicians who find themselves back-to-back with patients and hectic schedules. Moreover, when patients with primary psychiatric disorders find themselves on the caseloads of primary care physicians, it can be onerous and extremely burdensome for the physician whose principal expertise is not behavioral or mental health. Examples of primary-care patients referred to us have included:

Red Square  The hypertensive patient whose psychosocial stress and poor lifestyle habits create an increased risk for a more serious medical condition.
Red Square  The patient ridden with somatic anxiety, whose physical examination and labs show no significant findings.
Red Square  The diabetic patient whose nutritional compliance and insulin adherence are complicated by a behavior disorder.
Red Square  The gastric bypass patient who is not adjusting well post-surgically to the dramatic shift in food intake now required for healthy weight loss.
Red Square  The elderly patient whose memory loss may be normatively linked to a depressive illness rather than the onset of dementia.
Red Square  The inattentive patient presenting with subclinical attention deficits and wavering concentration that seeks psychostimulant medication but has never had an ADHD evaluation.

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