Medication Management

Medication Management

Medication management is the process of overseeing the medications prescribed to patients, ultimately ensuring the safety and efficacy of their treatment. Dr. Ballen is an expert at complex medication management, particularly with the titration of multiple medications along with adolescent medication titration. At Ballen Medical and Wellness, we provide a safe and welcoming environment, so you can get the treatment you need. Whether weaning off of opioids and antidepressants or looking for advice on natural supplements that can aid in treatment, our staff is here to help. 

Opioid and Opiate Dependence

What often starts as a simple prescription for pain management can lead to opioid dependence, addiction, and even overdose. Published in a study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, it is estimated that 21-29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, and up to 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder. Our integrative mental health and wellness center provides a warm, accepting, and supportive environment, to help you or your loved ones overcome opioid dependence.

Dr. Ballen, MD, guides all of our addiction treatment patients and is licensed to prescribe Suboxone, a prescription medication used to help wean off opioid and opiate addiction. Dr. Ballen will work with you to discover if rapid detox and therapy, or long-term Suboxone for maintenance is the best option for you. By prescribing Suboxone, Vivitrol, Naltrexone, or other medication treatment options, we can address the full spectrum of opioids and opiates you might be dependent on. Opioid withdrawals can be dangerous and symptoms can be severe–do not go cold turkey. Dr. Ballen will work with you to find a treatment that works best!

Genomind Test for Psychiatric Treatment

When addressing mental health concerns, it is vital that patients get prescribed medication that works well for their body. The Genomind test is the leading mental health PGx test. This test will assess your genes, to help your doctor provide a more personalized and informed treatment. At Ballen Medical and Wellness, we believe in addressing mental health from its root causes. When it comes to psychiatric treatment, we believe in aiding your treatment with supplements. As described by Harvard Health Publishing there are many herbal and complementary alternatives to medicine that are effective and safe options to aid in mental health treatment.

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Medication Weaning With Use of Ketamine or NAD

Antidepressants work by targeting certain chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters, affecting mood and emotion. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressant medication. While effective, after many years of taking antidepressant medications, the decision to go off of antidepressants can have many side effects. Whether weaning off of antidepressants or other intense prescriptions,  Ketamine and Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) infusions make the process safe, smooth, and easy. NAD has an important role in the overall health of your cells, converting food energy to cellular energy. Furthermore, NAD infusions stimulate DNA repair and improve cellular communication throughout the body. Schedule a NAD or ketamine infusion to reduce withdrawal symptoms when weaning off medication. 

Get Started Today

To find out more or schedule your complimentary 15-minute phone consultation, please call our front desk team at (720)738-8531 or just fill out the form below. One of our licensed therapists will be honored to help you and your loved ones decide if our program is right for you.