Michael Lara, MD

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Medication Management services offered in Belmont, CA

If you struggle with anxiety, depression, or another mental health condition, simple treatments are within reach. At his practice in Belmont, California, board-certified psychiatrist Michael Lara, MD, offers medication management for a variety of mental health challenges to reduce your symptoms and give you the best quality of life possible. Call his office to schedule an appointment or book a consultation online today.

Medication Management Q & A

What is medication management?

As the name implies, medication management with Dr. Lara uses medicines to diminish unpleasant symptoms of a mental health challenge and restore your life.  

After an initial evaluation, he develops a personalized medication regimen that fits your needs, preferences, and lifestyle. After prescribing medicines, Dr. Lara then manages them. He ensures they work properly, monitors your mental health regularly, and changes your treatment plan when necessary. 

Why might I need medication management?

Dr. Lara offers medication management for a variety of mental health struggles, including:

You might also need medicines to manage other diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease.

What are the benefits of medication management?

Benefits of medication management with Dr. Lara include:

  • Mood improvements
  • Less depression and anxiety
  • Improved quality of life
  • Safe, highly effective results
  • Better ability to focus
  • Reduced risk of accidents
  • Improved job or work performance
  • Easier interpersonal relationships

Medication management can give you the quality of life that you deserve.

What should I expect during my appointment?

During in-person or virtual visits with Dr. Lara, he reviews your symptoms and medical history and asks about your lifestyle habits. He then completes a comprehensive psychiatric assessment to evaluate your thoughts, mood, behaviors, and emotions. 

You might need blood tests or other diagnostic tests to detect or rule out underlying medical problems associated with mental health conditions. 

What happens during medication management?

Your mental health treatment plan could include lifestyle changes, psychotherapy (talk therapy), and medication management. Make sure to take your medicines exactly as directed and follow up with Dr. Lara as needed to ensure they’re working correctly; report any side effects to him.

How often should I follow up with my doctor?

Attend follow-up visits with Dr. Lara to ensure your medications continue to work. He might follow up with you weekly, monthly, or as needed to check on you or complete counseling. He can visit with you virtually via telemedicine for many of your appointments if you prefer.

To learn more about medication management and find out if it’s right for you, call Michael Lara, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.