Dr. Ascher will spend more time with you than many psychiatrists. As part of your medication management, you can expect sessions in the range of 25 minutes. Your original intake session will last 90 minutes or more.
Maximizing the benefits of medication, minimizing side effects
Medications have side effects. Dr. Ascher will take the time to get to know you, and get to know your circumstances well, so that he can tailor the dosage of medications and the type of medications that are prescribed. Our goal is help you get the maximum benefit from medication with the minimum side effects.
Treatment tailored to your needs, goals and values
Dr. Ascher will tailor treatment to your specific needs and not just reflexively prescribe medications. In treatment, Dr. Ascher’s goal is to create lasting change and long-term wellness in line with your goals and your values. Medications are only a piece of the solution, but can provide significant relief for you if used judiciously and appropriately.
Dr. Ascher can collaborate with your existing psychologist or social worker. Your loved ones and the practitioners that are closest to you can be the first to notice the signs of improvement or decomposition. Your medical information will only be released with your permission. Within the parameters of sharing that you allow, we will collaborate to get the best results we can for you.
Genetic Testing for Medication
Finding the right medication for a patient can be a difficult and long process that often results in a cycle of trial and error. Since genes influence the way a person’s body responds to specific medications, genetic testing for medications may be helpful in some circumstances. GeneSight was developed by the Mayo Clinic and is a genetic test that helps physicians take a personalized approach to prescribing psychotropic medicine. GeneSight analyzes a patient’s genes and provides individualized information to help Dr. Ascher identify which medications are more likely to be effective and less likely to have unwanted side effects. DNA is captured using a cheek swab here in the office and thereport is available within 36 hours.
Reach Out for Help Now – Private, Discreet, and Confidential Consultation
Dr. Ascher offers medication management in his psychiatry practice in Philadelphia. Due to a high volume of inquiries, Dr. Ascher may not be able to return phone calls, so please fill out the contact form on this website and Dr. Ascher will try his best to answer within 24 hours. If the practice is full, Dr. Ascher will try his best to refer you to a trusted colleague based on your individual needs.Please share this post!