The Family Medicine-Psychiatry Clinic, located in the Family Medicine Clinic on the Lower Level of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion, 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. Residents who are training simultaneously in family medicine and psychiatry provide care under the supervision of Drs. Lynch and Weckmann. Patients benefit from the seamless integration of these areas in Family Medicine-Psychiatry at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Patients receiving care through the Family Medicine Clinic can easily access Family Medicine-Psychiatry services. Collaboration between the Family Medicine-Psychiatry Clinic and the Family Medicine Clinic is easy because the clinics are co-located, allowing for easy and productive communication between physicians.
Family Medicine-Psychiatry Clinic patients receive care as outpatients. Transfer to partial-inpatient or inpatient care can be done through Family Medicine-Psychiatry.
A variety of mental health services are available to individuals living with:
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Eating disorders
- Emotional aspects of illness
- Psychotic disorders
- Psychiatric illness and intellectual disabilities
- Cognitive disorders and dementia
Our services include:
- Psychiatric assessment
- Medication consultation
- Services for adults and adolescents
- Continuous psychiatric care for pregnant patients during and after pregnancy
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 a 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.