Sometimes, after an evaluation, we will recommend the use of medication as part of your treatment plan. Our clinicians have extensive experience and expertise in using medications appropriately and minimally. Our philosophy is that medications should be used only when there is evidence in its favor, and usually in combination with other approaches, such as psychotherapy and psych nutrition.
Safe, Effective Use of Medication
Choosing an appropriate drug therapy is the first place to start when it comes to managing your medication needs. Our clinicians have the training and experience needed to determine what may work best for you, depending on their medical history, existing conditions, and overall health, as well as other factors, including your preference.
The RIVIA philosophy of care is centered on our belief in holistic care, which takes all of you – body, mind, spirit, community, relationships, etc. – into account when determining a treatment regimen. Because we aim to restore your health as naturally and efficiently as possible, we choose medications carefully. We look for those that will relieve your symptoms with the least amount of undesirable side effects or disruptions to other areas of your life. We do not over-medicate – and we stress the importance of drug compliance.
Partnership with Athelas
As part of our commitment to your holistic care, RIVIA has partnered with Athelas for in-home monitoring of your vitals (weight, blood pressure and glucose levels), in combination with our medication management and psych nutrition efforts. This information will be shared with your provider to assure you are receiving the highest level of overall physical care in addition to mental wellness support. All qualified patients will receive an email with background on the program, as well as details on how to sign up.
How the Program Works
1. Patient Outreach and Sign Up
Signing up is easy! You will receive an email or a text link with an explanation of the program as well as a link to sign up. Follow those steps to get started. A member of the Athelas team, or one of our providers, will reach out to see if you are interested in signing up.
2. Devices for Vitals Monitoring
When you have completed the sign up process with Athelas they will ship you a blood pressure cuff to start, as well as a scale and a glucose monitor, as determined by your provider. Instructions will be included on how to use the devices, and if you have any questions, you can always reach out to support@Athelas.com or call 833-524-1318 for assistance.
3. Monthly Testing
Athelas will reach out on a monthly basis to remind you to test your vitals, which will be submitted back to them, safely and securely. The results of your test will then be shared with your provider, who will be alerted of any abnormal results. The provider will review and follow-up on these results as indicated.
Medication Management Services in NYC Tri-State & FL
Whether you’re new to psychiatric medications or not, you can trust the psychiatric professionals at RIVIA for your medication management needs. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 203-1773 to find out more. Or book an appointment now.