Medication Management Specialist

Restoration Osteopathic Medicine

Chronic Pain Medicine & Auto Injury Specialists located in Vancouver, WA

Managing medications can be a constant struggle. Restoration Osteopathic Medicine in Vancouver, Washington, offers help with this task. Stephanie Works, DO, and the expert medical team specialize in osteopathic medicine, a holistic approach to health care. They get to the root of your health concerns and help you determine the right treatment. If you need medication, they can help you use your drugs safely and effectively. Let Restoration Osteopathic Medicine provide the support you need with your medications. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Medication Management Q & A

What is medication management?

Choosing the right medication can be a stressful process. Managing medications can be especially tricky if you need to take several drugs at once. But it's essential to take all medication correctly. Missing doses or combining the wrong medications can be life-threatening.

At Restoration Osteopathic Medicine, you always work with a qualified physician. During your consultation, your provider reviews the risks and benefits of each medicine. They explain how to take your medications effectively and manage any side effects.

These consultations also provide a chance to explore non-pharmaceutical treatments. Drug-free therapies may provide you with added relief. After you choose your treatment strategy, the practice delivers the support you need.

What health risks are linked to prescription medications?

Medication offers many benefits, but no drug is entirely risk-free. Some medicines cause unwanted side effects or can affect your mental health. Others carry a risk of dependency and can result in addiction. 

If you take multiple medications, you also face the risk of drug interactions. These reactions occur when several drugs are taken at the same time. Some drug interactions can be life-threatening. That's why you need a provider who can manage all your medications.

Restoration Osteopathic Medicine provides holistic care. They have the expertise you need to avoid dangerous side effects or drug interactions. Your provider carefully considers your medical history before prescribing a medication. They also offer regular check-ups to make sure you're well.

How can osteopathic medicine help me manage my medications?

While medication can be a valuable tool, it may not be your only option. Other treatments could provide the relief you're seeking. 

Doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) work with their patients to find lasting solutions for underlying health problems. Often, lifestyle changes or physical therapy can resolve stubborn symptoms without medication.

At Restoration Osteopathic Medicine, you can also receive specialized treatments like osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). OMT is a hands-on technique that maneuvers joints and tissues back into the correct position. This treatment helps resolve structural abnormalities and improve joint function. It can also loosen tension, increase flexibility, and repair underlying damage.

With the right care, you may be able to reduce or eliminate your need for prescription drugs. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.