How is a Nurse Practitioner (NP) different from a Doctor?
Once an NP has a collaborating physician, she is then able to diagnose patient conditions, prescribe recommended treatment including medication, order labs and other testing as appropriate, and refer to other healthcare providers as needed. NP's are different from physicians in their education and their approach to care. They typically have around 6 years of education, compared to a physicians 8 years. They often take a more holistic approach to patient care. While most of our patients do require medication, it is Gena's goal to ensure she is also addressing other important needs such as: nutrition, sleep hygiene and exercise. She also encourages patients to meet with a therapist/counselor to work on coping strategies, work through trauma, deal with new diagnoses, work on behavioral issues, and address other life stressors.
*Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners prescribe medications
*Psychologist (PsyD or PhD), Licensed Practicing Counselors (LPC), and Licensed Counseling Social Workers (LCSW) provide therapy and counseling but can not prescribe medications.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Monday - Friday: 8:30 - 5:30 pm.
Gena Nelson accepts most public and private insurance plans including Medicare (if referred from Glen Oaks) and some Medicaid plans (by referral), BCBS, Cigna, & Aetna.
All new patients receive a 30-45 minute psychiatric evaluation. Gena is currently accepting a limited number of new patients.
*We refer out for therapy, psychological evaluations or neuropsychological evaluations. .
The Psychiatric Group consists of 3 Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners and a Psychiatrist.
The Psychiatric Group, PLLC
4511 Stonewall St
Greenville, TX, 75401
Call 903-454-7200 for scheduling.
PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
Call Us: 903-454-7200