Medication Management

Psychiatry located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY and Danbury, CT

Medication Management

About Medication Management

Your psychiatric treatment plan may include prescription medications to help you manage symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges. 

At Elevate Medical in New York City, the team of Yung Park, MD, Kevin Lemaire, DO, Sima Paul, MD, and Lesley Cano, PMHNP-BC, provide medication management services aimed at optimizing your mental well-being. Schedule an appointment via telehealth by calling the Midtown Manhattan office or booking online today.

Medication Management Q&A

What is medication management?

The Elevate Medical specialists sometimes prescribe medications to improve your mood if you're dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse disorder, or other mental health challenges. 


Medication management involves making sure you properly take these medications, including at the correct dosages.


Medication management helps you maintain optimal mental health while minimizing the risk of complications, such as making sure your medications can be taken together safely.

Why might I need medication management?

You may benefit from medication management if you're experiencing one or more of the following conditions:


  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention-deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Substance use disorder


It's common to experience multiple mental health challenges simultaneously. For example, depression and anxiety commonly occur together.

What are symptoms that respond well to medication management?

Symptoms associated with mental health disorders can vary widely but may include:


  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Weight changes
  • Increase or decrease in appetite
  • Persistent sadness
  • Constant fear or worry
  • Loss of interest in once-enjoyable activities
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Anger management issues
  • Mood swings
  • Substance abuse
  • Fatigue or physical discomfort
  • Feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, guilt, or shame
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Difficulty concentrating


These symptoms can significantly impact various aspects of your life, including relationships, work, and school, as well as overall well-being. Medications can help you reduce the frequency or severity of these symptoms, but medications are usually not a stand-alone treatment. 


Medications are typically part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes therapy and lifestyle changes. 

How do I know if I need medication management?

After completing an initial psychiatric evaluation, your Elevate Medical specialist determines whether medication management is right for you. 


This evaluation involves discussing past traumatic experiences, your moods, thoughts, emotions, behavior patterns, current medication regimen, and medical history. Based on this information, they tailor a mental health treatment plan that best addresses your needs.

What should I expect during medication management?

When taking medications for a mental health condition, it's essential to follow your specialist's instructions precisely. The Elevate Medical team periodically evaluates your mental health and the effectiveness of your treatment. 


These evaluations may result in adjustments to your medication regimen. Your provider may also support you in making lifestyle changes and engaging in psychotherapy to successfully optimize your mental health.


Call Elevate Medical in New York City to schedule your appointment or use the online tool to book and discuss medication management.