Collaborative Care

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SpotLyte Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health & Therapy Services located in Downingtown, PA

It makes a lot of sense for all the different services involved in your health care to work together, but this doesn't always happen. SpotLyte Behavioral Health is different, offering you a holistic approach to health care by working in close cooperation with your primary care provider. At their office in Downingtown, the skilled team members deliver exceptional collaborative care services that optimize patient health. To find out more, call the SpotLyte Behavioral Health office nearest you today or book an appointment online.

Collaborative Care Q & A

What is collaborative care?

Collaborative care is a partnership between the professionals who provide your medical care that aims to optimize your health and well-being.

The SpotLyte Behavioral Health team uses the collaborative care approach to liaise with your primary care provider. You see your physician for everyday health care needs, and they refer you for specialized behavioral therapies.

The collaborative care team might also include other mental health professionals like your psychiatrist, depending on the nature of your condition. Working together, every team member can help you with the different aspects of emotional and psychological disorders, including their relationship to physical health problems.

What conditions are suited to collaborative care?

There are few, if any, conditions that wouldn't benefit from collaborative care. Among the conditions that SpotLyte Behavioral Health manages collaboratively include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Phobic disorders
  • Panic disorders
  • ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Conduct disorder
  • OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)

Collaborative care can also help patients who are experiencing mental health issues combined with physical problems like chronic pain, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, and cancer.  

The association between mental and physical health is so close that a holistic approach — looking at every aspect of your health, environment, genetics, and lifestyle — is the only effective way to tackle most conditions.

What are the advantages of collaborative care?

Collaborative care offers several advantages, including:

Accountability

The central model of collaborative care ensures that each partner follows evidence-based principles and is accountable for the care they provide.

Convenience

Collaborative care offers greater convenience for you, the patient, not least because you don't have to cover the same ground repeatedly each time you see a different service provider.

Shared knowledge

As the members of your care team share information and records, everyone stays up-to-date with your progress and any changes. In addition, each specialty could use different approaches, so your treatment options are likely to be more comprehensive under collaborative care.

There are several ways to integrate behavioral health provisions within health care services, but collaborative care is the most successful and well-established.

If you want to find out more about the way collaborative care works and how it could benefit you, call SpotLyte Behavioral Health today or book an appointment online.