General Psychiatry

Since 1995, Dr. Stubbeman has provided General Adult Psychiatry to adults 18 and over, offering a combination of medication management and brief supportive therapy. He treats a range of conditions, including Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, grief, trauma, and ADHD, with a particular focus on patients who are treatment refractory.

What is Medication Management in Psychiatry?

Medication management in psychiatry involves the careful selection, prescription, and monitoring of psychiatric medications to treat mental health disorders. This process is crucial for ensuring that patients receive the most effective medications tailored to their specific needs and conditions. The steps involved in medication management include:

  1. Assessment and Diagnosis: A thorough evaluation to understand the patient's symptoms, medical history, and any other factors that could influence treatment.

  2. Prescription: Based on the diagnosis, a psychiatrist prescribes appropriate medications. This may involve starting with a specific medication or a combination of medications.

  3. Monitoring and Adjustment: Regular follow-ups to monitor the patient's response to the medication. Adjustments are made as needed to optimize efficacy and minimize side effects.

  4. Education and Support: Providing patients with information about their medications, including how they work, potential side effects, and the importance of adherence to the treatment plan.

Psychiatrists have the necessary training and experience to handle the complicated nuances of psychiatric medication management. They stay informed about the latest research and advancements in psychopharmacology to provide the best possible care.

Genetic Testing in Psychiatry

When necessary, Dr. Stubbeman uses genetic testing designed to analyze clinically important genetic variations that may impact how patients metabolize and respond to certain mental health medications. These pharmacogenetic insights can provide critical information to inform treatment plans and increase the likelihood that the medications prescribed will be effective. This personalized approach helps in selecting medications that are more likely to be beneficial for the patient, thereby reducing the trial-and-error period often associated with psychiatric treatment.

Insurance and Appointment Information

Please note that under Dr. Stubbeman’s General Psychiatry practice, he is out of network for all insurance carriers. For up-to-date fee details or to schedule an appointment, kindly contact our office at (424) 248-3134.