The collaboration of doctors

Tracy is a young woman who visits the doctor for an appointment at a Mental Health Center. The counseling along with the medicines given controlled her depression and schizophrenia. She said she always come accordingly without hesitations to her daily schedule, because if she will not do that, she will give up and will commit suicide. Tracy Young is not as religious about her health, even if she suffers from arthritis and back pains. She also has a background of having cancer in the family. She hasn’t seen a doctor for 3 years now for her physical checkup.

Those with mental ailments are more likely to die at a young age than those who do not have it. Oftentimes from curable chronic ailments, since most of them are just like Tracy, they do not get regular medical attention. They might be uninsured or they cannot find the doctor who will take their insurance.  They may also be hesitant to find care in a regular medical clinic because of discrimination. Even though they do have medical appointments, the doctors will not communicate with their mental health doctors. The experts said that the absence of coordination between doctors for the conditions of the patient may lead to more problems and higher health expenses and walls in care.

Medical and mental care doctors to bridge the gap

Now that the health providers are starting to bridge the gap between the medical & the mental care needs of the patients, they are now starting to come up with partnerships with the goal of refining the lives of the patients in terms of physical & mental health. It will lessen the expenses as well. With the holistic approach are being offered in various states in the US that includes NYC, Florida and Washington. There has been a dramatic change in the attitudes according to a doctor of behavioral health.

He said that if the doctors will bridge the gap, the cost of the curve will also bend the association of the mental health care and the physical health care is important to the patients. He also added that just by simply providing referrals with the mental ailment to a primary doctor will not work best. However, the patients must be closely monitored and the doctors must always be coordinated with one another to ensure the health of the patient.  The teamwork of the doctors in relation with the affordable care act or ACA made it suited for people to be qualified for mental health services and funds for boosting their coordination of care. The partnership among doctors will also improve the health of their patients.