We have a board certified child and general psyciatrist as well as a Doctor Nurse Practice, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner available to provide these services.
This involves a consultation so the psychiatrist can collect data necessary in order to make a diagnosis of the mental health condition in order to assess the treatment plan needed.
Once a diagnosis is made, medication may be prescribed. Our providers are involved in the ongoing assessments of the patient's progress, side effects, and need for modification of medication regimens which occur on a regular basis.
Suboxone is a detox medication that is used to treat opiate addiction. It is made of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid, similar to codeine and heroin, but it does not produce intense euphoric feelings like other opioids.
Medical Marijuana Certification:
The state of Pennsylvania now provides patients with certain medical conditions access to medical marijuana. Once individuals have registered for the medical marijuana program through the Medical Marijuana Registry, he or she will need to have a physician certify the specific medical condition from which they suffer.
According to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's guide Getting Medical Marijuana, there are specific medical conditions that qualify an individual for obtaining a medical marijuana card. Here at Summit Psychological Services, we have a medical doctor who is certified to evaluate individuals to determine if he or she suffers from any of the following qualifying medical conditions.
Post-traumatic stress disorder.
For more information please refer to the following link to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania website.