Our psychiatric nurse practitioner and psychiatrist provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management and pharmacogenomic testing.
Dr. Roque uses pharmacogenomic testing to help narrow down medication options and minimize adverse effects. The data strongly supports testing those with depression in order to determine if they would respond to SSRIs. The test also has value for other mental illnesses, and can be used for anyone who would rather not have to use trial and error to find the medication that works best for them. It is also helpful for those that say they often have a lot of side effects with medications, and for those who have failed multiple medications. The test can identify metabolism issues (ultra rapid metabolizer, poor metabolizer) in the liver through the CYP450 pathways that would be factors in adverse and poor responses to medications.