David Abel, M.D., P.C.
Psychiatric Services for Adults, Children and Families
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In order to get the best results with medication, it is critical to:

  • Ask the right questions
  • Earn the patient's trust
  • Create an atmosphere where you are working together as a team.

One of the most important initial steps regarding the use of medication involves determining if the patient has symptoms that will respond positively to medication.

If a medication is warranted, people usually want to know how long it will take for medication to take effect, what the side effects could be, and for how long they might need to stay on it. Taking the time to answer these questions and others is of the utmost importance. Dr. Abel meets regularly with his patients to fine tune medication plans and will make adjustments to ensure the most effective outcomes. 

Dr. Abel involves his patients in the ongoing decision-making process and works with each patient to outline realistic expectations regarding medication outcomes. In most cases, medicine is just one part of an overall plan to get well.