The initial client assessment is a 90-minute comprehensive evaluation focused on obtaining an accurate psychiatric diagnosis and identifying symptoms for potential medication management, when medically necessary.
Dr. Ozbolt uses an evidence-based medicine approach for psychiatric medication management. She provides extensive education to the patient regarding his or her diagnosis, treatment plan and medication regimen. Dr. Ozbolt’s treatment philosophy involves using the least amount of psychotropic medications necessary for treatment. Before psychotropic medications are initiated, target symptoms, outcomes, medication side effects, risks/benefits and alternatives are discussed at length with each client. Patients are typically seen for medication management every three to six months, but no less frequently than once every six months. A patient relationship may be terminated if he or she has not been seen in the office for over 12 months.
Each client will receive an individualized treatment program customized for her medical needs and tailored to her recovery process. The duration and frequency of appointments will be dictated by the patient’s symptoms and progress and will be mutually agreed upon by Dr. Ozbolt and the patient. Following the 90-minute comprehensive Initial Assessment, follow up appointments for medication management are typically 30 minutes in length. To ensure the most efficient and safest course of treatment, the frequency of appointments is adjusted on an individual basis.