Why would I see a nurse practitioner instead of a "psychiatrist near me"?
Often when you search online for a "psychiatrist near me", when you call to make an appointment you find that the psychiatrists at the medical clinic are booked out and that you won't be able to see one of them for many months. A nurse practitioner is often available a lot sooner and they can prescribe the same medications as psychiatrists. So from now on, instead of searching for "psychiatrist near me" online, just give us a call and schedule an appointment with our nurse practitioner.
At Midwest Counseling our psychiatric nurse practitioner Shyrl Hoag is available to diagnose, treat and manage emotional, mental, psychiatric and behavioral disorders for children, adolescents and adults. Shyrl Hoag is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner [PMHNP] with expertise and experience in prescribing the full range of psychiatric medications. She is skilled in medication management.
She is a licensed nurse practitioner of psychiatry. She completed a minimum of four years of baccalaureate education. She completed a Master’s degree as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner and had clinical training in psychiatry. She passed the National ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Certificate) Exam. She had specialty training in psychiatric assessment, management, and treatment of children, teens, adults, and older adults. She can prescribe medication. She can conduct therapy. Schedule an appointment with Shyrl Hoag to manage your prescriptions.
Which conditions sometimes require medication management?
Some common conditions psychiatric nurse practitioners treat include:
- Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Borderline Intellectual Functioning
- Bipolar Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The decision to take medications is a very personal choice and often therapy can enhance the effects of the medication if the medication is necessary. Shyrl Hoag will ensure you are well-informed on effects and side-effects. See commonly prescribed mental health medications (psychotropic drugs).
As part of our Medication Management Process, you will undergo a comprehensive evaluation to understand any symptoms that you are experiencing.