Primary care physician colleagues often are the first healthcare professionals to uncover a mental health diagnosis due to their increased access to patients. That's why mental health screenings within the primary care settings are such a vital part of a patient's overall health. Speaking with Dr. Graham Taylor on the topic of mental health screenings within the primary care settings is Dr. Cecily Havert, a primary care physician. Together they discuss the mental health screening process, various types of screening tools, bridging the conversation from medical into the mental health piece, the impact of COVID-19 on primary care, and the importance of gaining the trust of your patients. The research shows that the early identification of mental illness not only increases the effectiveness of treatment, but it can also reduce long-term personal costs and larger-scale healthcare costs. Having, a healthy mental state is so critical and so pivotal to keeping physical health in check.
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For more information about Dr. Cecily Havert and the Northern Virginia Family Practice, please visit www.nvafamilypractice.com
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