Medication can be an effective part of the treatment for several psychiatric disorders. A doctors recommendation to use medication often raises many concerns and questions. Any Burrell psychiatrist or advanced nurse practitioner who is recommending medication is experienced in treating psychiatric illnesses. He or she will fully explain the reasons for medication use, what benefits the medication should provide, as well as possible risks and side effects and other treatment alternatives.

Psychiatric medication should not be used alone. The use of medication is based on a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and is part of a comprehensive treatment plan designed to meet your unique mental health needs, with ongoing medical assessment and, in most cases, individual psychotherapy. Before recommending any medication, the psychiatrist or advanced nurse practitioner will meet with you and will make a thorough diagnostic evaluation. In some cases, the evaluation may include a physical exam, psychological testing, laboratory tests, other medical tes ts and/or consultation with other medical specialists.

Medications which have beneficial effects may also have side effects, ranging from slightly bothersome to very serious. As each person is different and may have individual reactions to medication, close contact with your Burrell psychiatrist or advanced practice nurse is recommended. Do not stop or change a medication without speaking to the doctor or APN.

When prescribed appropriately by a psychiatrist or advanced practice nurse, and taken as prescribed, medication may reduce or eliminate troubling symptoms and improve your daily functioning.

Medication Management Services are available at these Burrell locations:

Main Center
1300 E Bradford Parkway
Springfield, Missouri 65804
Mon Thur, 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
Friday, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
417.761.5920 / 417.777.6717
217 E. Walnut, Suite C
Bolivar MO 65613
Mon Fri, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM5
417.761.5950 / 417.334.7575
155 Corporate Place
Branson MO 65616
Mon Fri, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
323 E Grand
Springfield, Missouri 65807
Mon Fri, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Adult Clinic (Stephens Lake)
1805 East Walnut Street
Columbia, Missouri 65201
Mon Fri, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Outpatient Clinic
3401 Berrywood Dr, Suite 300
Columbia, Missouri 65201
Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tues & Thur, 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
Carrollton Clinic
305 N Mason
Carrollton, Missouri 64633
Mon Fri, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Marshall Clinic
33 E Jackson
Marshall, Missouri 65340
Mon Fri, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Moberly Clinic
210 North Williams Street
Moberly, Missouri 65270
Mon Fri, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Sedalia Clinic
201 West Third Street
Sedalia, Missouri 65301
Mon Fri, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Versailles Clinic
112 N State Highway 5
Versailles, Missouri 65084