Molly E. Ryan, DO, MPH
The initial client assessment is a 60-minute comprehensive evaluation focused on obtaining an accurate psychiatric diagnosis and identifying symptoms for treatment planning and potential medication management, when medically necessary.
Dr. Ryan uses an evidence-based medicine approach for psychiatric medication management. She provides extensive education to the patient regarding his or her diagnosis, treatment plan and medication regimen. Dr. Ryan’s treatment philosophy includes utilizing the least restrictive means possible in accordance with the patients wishes. Before psychotropic medications are initiated, target symptoms, outcomes, medication side effects, risks/benefits and alternatives are discussed at length with each client. Patients are typically seen for medication management at least once every month, but no less frequently than once every three months.
An individualized treatment program is customized for each client based on his or her medical and psychological needs and tailored towards the recovery process. The duration and frequency of appointments will be dictated by the patient’s symptoms and progress and will be mutually agreed upon by Dr. Ryan and the patient. Following the 60-minute comprehensive Initial Assessment, follow up appointments for medication management are typically 30 minutes in length. To ensure the most efficient and safest course of treatment, the frequency of appointments is adjusted on an individual basis.