Benefits of Integrated Primary Care Services
Because it is such a unique practice, integrated primary care services offer a number of advantages over traditional primary care. Instead of constantly being referred out to get assistance with your various health issues, we offer a team-based approach that effectively combines behavioral and general healthcare. In this way, we are able to treat the whole person, not just their physical symptoms.
More Accurate Diagnosis
When a patient visits their primary care physician for assistance with a physical ailment, the initial response is often to regard the issue as strictly physical. However, mental health illnesses often cause physical symptoms. By disregarding this possibility, your primary care physician may be denying you services that could help improve your situation. For example, anxiety and panic attacks can cause heart palpitations, excessive sweating, and an upset stomach.
Our doctors are very knowledgeable about the relationships between physical and mental illnesses. As such, they know exactly what questions to ask to get a clear picture of your situation. This allows them to make a more accurate diagnosis, and if necessary, can arrange for you to receive therapy services as well.
On occasion, traditional primary care physicians will diagnose a patient with some form of mental health illness and recommend some form of psychiatric care. However, they have no way of verifying whether the patient ever received that care, and if so, what sort of care they received.
With our integrated system, all of our clinicians are part of the same team. This ensures that every individual involved in your care is able to effectively communicate and remain fully informed on every aspect of your medical history at all times.
Coordinated Treatment Available
In some cases, you might discover that you have concurrent physical and mental health issues. For instance, a patient diagnosed with chronic diabetes may also experience depression. At Sage Neuroscience Center, we have the resources to address both issues. We’ll help you to monitor your insulin levels and check for any complications while developing a treatment plan for your depression at the same time.
Integrated primary care offers a comprehensive approach, unlike that of any other primary care practice. Regardless of the reason for your visit, you can ensure you will be treated by someone with full regard for your behavioral health – no more misdiagnoses or unnecessary stigma. Our team is fully prepared to listen to your concerns and work together to help you navigate any symptom or illness you might encounter.
Primary Care Services at Sage Neuroscience Center in Albuquerque, NM
If you’re seeking a primary healthcare physician in New Mexico, look no further than Sage Neuroscience Center. At our integrated Primary Care Clinic, you will receive comprehensive, all-encompassing treatment that addresses all aspects of your mental and physical health. We provide a unique network of specialists and experienced doctors that can help put the puzzle together and get you well on your way to leading a better life. Please note: you must be receiving behavioral health services from Sage in order to qualify for our Primary Care Clinic.