In addition to counseling services, Boston Neurobehavioral Associates offers psychiatric medication evaluation and ongoing treatment. In order to provide comprehensive behavioral healthcare, our therapists and psychopharmacology clinicians work together, using a team approach.
If you or your other care providers think psychiatric medication might be helpful to you, or you would like to discuss the option of medication, you may set up an initial psychopharmacology evaluation. This initial evaluation, scheduled for forty-five minutes, is an opportunity for the prescribing clinician to hear about your current issues and symptoms, and to assess if medication is appropriate. This visit is also a time for you to ask questions about psychiatric medication, learn about medication options, possible side effects, risks, and benefits, as well as non-pharmacological options.
If you are already being prescribed medication prior to coming to Boston Neurobehavioral Associates, we encourage you to contact our intake coordinator and provide a list of psychiatric medications for review.
Things to Consider When Making a Psychopharmacology Appointment
Should you chose to begin taking medication after your evaluation, you will be expected to attend follow-up appointments with your prescriber, scheduled according to your treatment needs. Medication refills are generally prescribed in face to face appointments, rather than over the phone, so it is important to keep these follow-up appointments. If you know you will be out of medication soon, please call Boston Neurobehavioral Associates at 508-979-5557 well in advance of running out of medication to schedule an appointment.
You will need to have an initial evaluation in order to be prescribed medications or have any prescriptions renewed. If you have ever had medication treatment in the past, it is important to bring prior documentation. This allows for your best possible care and can help ease the transition process.
In addition to an initial evaluation appointment, treatment with stimulant prescriptions such as Ritalin, Adderall, or Concerta will require a medical evaluation and any information supporting an ADHD diagnosis including testing results.
Please note that Boston Neurobehavioral Associates clinicians generally do not consider potentially addictive and dangerous sedatives such as Xanax, Ativan, Valium and Klonopin to be first choices in treating anxiety. We consider addictive and potentially dangerous interactions prominently in our treatment decisions.
As a longtime patient of Boston Neuro-Behavioral Associates, I can confidently attest to their dedication to providing the highest quality mental health services in the region. Dr. Munir and his professional team of mental health practitioners are caring, compassionate, highly knowledgeable, and thorough in their approach to patient care. During every visit I always feel that I receive the best treatment and advice, and, furthermore, I feel strongly that I can trust Dr. Munir with all aspects of my care. I also get the sense that Dr Munir cares about me as a patient and as an individual, and it is obvious from his enthusiastic approach and friendly demeanour that he really enjoys his practice. He always takes time to answer any questions about my care while maintaining a busy and efficient medical practice. His office is managed by a professional, welcoming staff who provide prompt service and treat patients respectfully and with compassion and understanding. I highly recommend Boston Neuro-Behavioral Associates to those seeking the most advanced and comprehensive treatment of their mental health needs.
“We have known Dr. Munir for over 5 years. His level of service exceeds our expectations. His commitment to his patients go beyond his office hours, he makes himself available when you really need his expertise, no matter what time of the day. We strongly recommend him for your family needs.”
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