Some clients may benefit from medications to alleviate their symptoms. This is a personal decision and does not have to be decided at the first session. 

If it is decided that taking a medication would be right for you, Dr. Zechowy will see you as needed (usually every 1-4 weeks) until your symptoms have resolved.  You can then either have your primary care physician refill your medications or follow up with Dr. Zechowy every 2-3 months. 


Dr. Zechowy prefers to refill medications during appointments. This way she knows how you are responding to the medication and can identify any need to change. If you will run out of medication before your next follow up please request your refill at your appointment.  There should be no need for phone refills if you keep your regularly scheduled appointments or reschedule promptly. 

If you miss an appointment or forget to ask for a refill and do not have enough medication to last until your next apointment please call your pharmacy and ask them to fax her office a refill request.  Medications are refilled when Dr. Zechowy is in the office on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. This means that it may take a few business days until your medication is refilled. Please keep this in mind and request medications to be refilled at least 5 days before you run out.

Controlled medications are only filled at appointments. 


If at any time you experience a problem with your medication please call my office. For life-threatening emergencies please call 911. For less severe emergencies that still require medical attention please call your primary care physician.



 

Massachusetts General Hospital Women's Mental Health

Click on the above website link to view a range of current information including discussion of new research findings in Women's Mental Health and how such investigations inform both therapy and treatment with medication.