Maximizing the benefits of medication and minimizing the likelihood of adverse effects.
Dr. Ascher’s goal is to help you get the maximum benefit from medications with the least amount of side effects. Dr. Ascher takes a very cautious and conservative approach to psychopharmacology and will not just reflexively prescribe medications without doing a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation of your overall wellness.
Dr. Ascher can collaborate with your existing talk therapist so that you have a true team attending to your mental health needs.
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 the report is available within 36 hours.
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.
Dr. Ascher is a psychiatrist in Philadelphia, serving clients in Center City and the Philadelphia Main Line area, including Wayne, Villanova, Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, Gladwyne, Radnor, Haverford, Ardmore, Wynnewood, Narberth, Merion, Strafford, Berwyn, Devon, Malvern, St. Davids, Lower Merion Township, Radnor Township, Haverford Township, Tredyffrin Township, Easttown Township, Willistown Township, Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester County Pa.Please share this post!