PSYCHIATRIC & MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
Uinta’s psychiatrist, Dr. Ned Atwood, is an experienced child and adolescent psychiatrist and also the Medical Director at Benchmark Behavioral Health. Dr. Atwood believes that biological, psychological and social factors all play a significant role in a young woman’s functioning. It’s important for him to assess all of these factors in order to establish a diagnosis and recommend medication treatment. He allows a young woman to settle into the treatment experience so that the treatment team has time to observe her behavior and emotional state in a variety of systems. Dr. Atwood is very concerned about how medications can impact adolescent brain development and uses the lowest effective dose and least number of medications to effectively treat a disorder. Dr. Atwood always consults with parents before making medication changes.
Our Nurse, Kayla Stock R.N., provides a medical assessment for your daughter when she arrives at Uinta. This helps her assess any immediate medical needs, as well as plan for future needs such as eye exams, hearing exams, dental and/or orthodontic checkups, and physical exams. Kayla works closely with our doctors to ensure the girls' ongoing physical and mental well-being. She makes sure that each girl’s immunizations are current and provides consultation and monitoring for girls with eating and weight issues, diabetes, and other health issues. Kayla also works with our dietician to ensure that individual girl’s nutritional needs are met. Kayla is available to the girls if they have questions or need to talk about their medical needs. Kayla manages the girl’s medications and works with the pharmacy to ensure that medications are accurate and packaged properly. She supervises medication administration to the girls and ensures that they receive all necessary vitamins and supplements.
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