At Raul J. Rodriguez MD & Associates of Boca Raton, our team of psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners use evidence-based best-practices, so that our patients can rest assured they are receiving the latest forms of psychiatric treatment. All care starts with our patients receiving a decisive mental health diagnosis from our medical director and founder, Dr. Raul Rodriguez, or one of the other psychiatrists in Boca Raton. Dr Rodriguez is a specialist in both mental health diagnosis and in misdiagnosis correction. An expert diagnosis, based on a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, is the foundation of any effective mental health treatment. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Rodriguez has earned a reputation not only for diagnosing complex mental health conditions, but also for successfully treating individuals who have not responded to previous mental health treatments.
All patients, regardless of their mental status or history, begin psychiatric services with Dr. Rodriguez by receiving an initial evaluation. During the evaluation, Dr. Rodriguez will explain the psychiatry process, to clarify what medications are appropriate, and the reasons why specific medications are prescribed. Dr. Rodriguez and his team of psychiatric doctors emphasize the importance of educating our patients, and patients who are educated about their condition are more likely to continue helpful medications and therapies long term.
After the initial psychiatric evaluation, a course of treatment is recommended in collaboration with the patient, taking into consideration time, effectiveness, cost, and diagnosis. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine the best course of psychiatric treatment for our patients. Mental health services available to our patients include: Psychiatry & psychopharmacology, individual therapy, group counseling, TMS therapy, and IV infusion therapy for depression. A comprehensive evaluation by a medical professional eliminates the chance of entering into an ineffective or inappropriate level of care or treatment program.
When choosing the right psychiatrist, be aware of what new, evidence-based treatments are available to you. Dr. Rodriguez and our Boca Raton psychiatric group have long been on the vanguard of outpatient psychiatric treatment, pioneering new medications and therapies that have become best-practice in the field of psychiatric medicine. By utilizing the latest evidence-based practices, Dr. Rodriguez has achieved long-term successful outcomes for patients who had not responded to previous generations of antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and other psychotropic medication. If you have been to a psychiatrist in the past and did not see improvement, we encourage you to contact us to see what new, more specialized treatments are now available.
The goal with our patients is to achieve complete remission of their mental illness. This has been the outcome for many of our patients, regardless of the severity of their disorders, with the right combination of medication and clinical supervision. Dr. Rodriguez regularly reviews all treatment plans for safe and effective ways to adjust or lower medication doses over time, so that our patients can enjoy healthy lives without interruption. New patients at our practice typically have shorter time periods between follow up appointments, so our staff can monitor the medication induction process and correct any possible side effects. This allows patients to step down in the number of follow up appointments in the long run, once they are on a stable medication protocol.
“I feel better overall. I have learned valuable tools to help manage my issues”