Jessica is the Behavioral Health Medical Director with Elevance Health. She also works in psychiatric private practice with Mindful Health Solutions, and does telepsychiatry with Included Health. Psychiatrist at Doctor on Demand
Why I love to teach
I am a psychiatrist and currently focus on patients with mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, and ADHD. I also provide education to primary care providers who find themselves managing patients’ mental health diagnoses. I am a strong believer in the mind-body connection and incorporate nutrition, exercise, meditation, and complementary medicine into my treatment plans.
Courses with Jessica
Latest articles with Jessica
Administering and interpreting the PHQ-9
In many healthcare settings, it is the patient who has to raise the topic of mental health with their provider. Learn how to create a bridge to initiate and screen for depression by administering the PHQ-9.
Panic disorder comorbid with mitral valve prolapse (MVP)
It is estimated that 10–40% of patients with panic disorder also have mitral valve prolapse. Learn more about how these two conditions can have overlapping physical symptoms.
Prescribing benzodiazepines for anxiety
Traditionally, benzodiazepines have been used PRN (or as needed) for anxiety, but they can be addictive and have the potential for abuse. Learn some alternatives to benzodiazepines that may be particularly effective in specific patient populations.
Screening for manic symptoms
Distinguishing between unipolar and bipolar depression helps guide treatment options. Learn how to use the DIGFAST mnemonic to quickly screen for manic symptoms indicative of bipolar disorder in your patients.
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