Personalized Approach to Better Health
Dr. George's philosophy for treatment takes a look at your needs as a whole; you have a unique set of circumstances, so your treatment plan will be tailored to you. She uses the following tools to achieve your treatment goals:
My goal is to help you get feeling better utilizing my knowledge, training, and experience to teach you about your mental health and suggest treatments that research has shown to be effective.
I believe the best doctor/patient relationships include developing a partnership between the physician and the patient/family. This includes a thorough discussion of symptoms, severity, timing, background, history, and prior treatments utilized. Also a discussion of the likely diagnosis and implications. The discussion of treatment options includes a discussion of the risks, benefits, side effects, alternatives and duration of treatment.
This doctor/patient partnership includes an obligation or commitment to the treatment on the part of the patient and family including utilizing strategies that include good sleep hygiene, exercise, good nutrition, building skills for relationships and emotional regulation, participation in recommended therapy and regular office visits.
The discussion of treatment options includes a discussion what type of therapy(ies) would be most appropriate and beneficial for the patient and a discussion of recommended provider options for therapy. Then a decision would be made together as to which option will be utilized. I feel strongly and research shows that therapy is an important and crucial part of the long term solution of many mental health issues. When used in conjunction with appropriate medication it is an essential part of most mental health treatment plans.
My philosophy on medication: - medications are often an important part of mental health treatment. - It is important that they be utilized judiciously. - a patient should be on the least amount of medication to help their condition while minimizing any negative side effects. - The right medication used appropriately can make a huge difference in a patient's emotional health. - side effects must be appropriately monitored and taken into consideration when deciding dosages and which medications to employ.
BrainsWay dTMS for Treatment Resistant Conditions
Brainsway TMS is an FDA approved therapy that treats patients with depression or OCD who previously failed to respond to medications. Because TMS is non-invasive it has very minor side effects if any.
Praise for Dr. George
"When I walked out, I was completely happy with what we had accomplished in our first appointment. She listened and it was comfortable talking to her. It was obvious that she knew her field. Would recommend to everyone!"
"Dr. George has worked with my son for the last few years and has always been kind, attentive, and easy to work with. Previously to coming to Dr. George, my son dreaded his appointments and never really connected with his provider, but he quickly trusted and respected her. I recommend Dr. George as a doctor to anyone that asks!"