The Family Medicine-Psychiatry Clinic provides psychiatric care for patients by providers who are trained in both psychiatry and family medicine. The clinic is staffed by Alison Lynch, MD, and Michelle Weckmann, MD, who are both board certified in family medicine and psychiatry. The Family Medicine-Psychiatry Clinic and the Family Medicine Clinic are co-located, allowing for easy and productive communication between physicians. Patients receiving care through the Family Medicine Clinic can easily access Family Medicine-Psychiatry services.
Residents who are training simultaneously in family medicine and psychiatry provide care under the supervision of Drs. Lynch and Weckmann. Family Medicine-Psychiatry Clinic patients receive care as outpatients. Transfer to partial-inpatient or inpatient care can be done through Family Medicine-Psychiatry.
Those receiving Family Medicine-Psychiatry care can expect a one-hour initial visit. In order to better meet a patient’s care needs, this visit will include a number of helpful services such as diagnostic evaluation that looks at symptoms and patient’s history. Any medical issues a patient may have and their current medications are reviewed during this visit. A mental status examination and discussion of treatment recommendations will also be a part of this visit.
Recommendations may include medication and/or referral to counseling or other services. Follow-up care may be with a patient’s primary provider or through Family Medicine-Psychiatry.
A variety of mental health services are available to individuals living with:
- Anxiety disorders
- Cognitive disorders and dementia
- Eating disorders
- Emotional aspects of illness
- Mood disorders
- Psychotic disorders
- Psychiatric illness and intellectual disabilities
Our services include:
- Continuous psychiatric care for pregnant patients during and after pregnancy
- Medication consultation
- Psychiatric assessment
- Services for adults and adolescents