Telehealth Only

Medication Management Specialist

Lori Jenkins, APN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC -  - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Mind and Body Healthcare

Lori Jenkins, APN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner & Mental Health Provider serving Tennessee and Kentucky

In the quest to help you reach your optimal mental health, just prescribing medications isn't enough. Using a holistic approach, Lori Jenkins, APN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, at Mind and Body Healthcare works to develop a specialized medication and treatment plan to meet your needs. Lori offers services to patients throughout all of Tennessee and Kentucky using telehealth. Get the most out of your prescription regimen by scheduling your appointment online or by emailing Mind and Body Healthcare today.

Medication Management Q & A

What is medication management?

Your reaction to a medication can be as unique as you are, and there is no “one size fits all” way to manage your mental health. It’s vital to ensure your medication delivers the best possible outcome for your health while also limiting side effects. 

Medication management involves a thorough assessment of your health as a whole, with a focus on psychiatric symptoms.

Lori formulates both short- and long-term treatment plans to address symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and poor concentration while providing thorough education so you can make informed choices regarding your mental health care.

Why is medication management important?

Mental health is closely tied to your overall well-being as well as your physical health. Treatment for mental health issues like anxiety, depression, OCD, and lack of concentration not only improves how you feel but also enhances relationships with others and your overall success. 

When Lori assesses your symptoms and determines whether your needs warrant medication, the treatment doesn’t stop there. It’s important for you to be informed of your medication options, including any potential side effects.

Once you and Lori agree on the best course of action, your prescription may require a trial period to ensure that treatment is proving as effective as possible. Timely follow-up visits will be scheduled to assess the effectiveness of your medications and address any side effects.

Each patient’s individual brain chemistry reacts differently to every drug, and as part of your medication management, Lori monitors your results and tweaks the regimen as needed. 

How can medication management help me?

Finding the right medication for your individual needs is only part of the full spectrum of medical management. It’s also essential to find the right dosages and how often to take your medications. 

If you find yourself skipping doses of your prescription due to forgetfulness, cost, or side effects, it can adversely affect your health in a number of ways. When medication management is correctly administered, your provider looks at a number of factors, including:

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Side effects

Patients who struggle to find pharmacies who carry their medication regularly, or experience adverse effects from their prescription, are less likely to maintain their treatment as it was mapped out for them.

Lori is committed to working with you to find medications to treat your condition in an affordable, low-risk way, without having to maintain an overwhelming regimen.

To learn more about your medication management options, email Mind and Body Healthcare or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.