Doctors with specialized medical training and expertise in their fields lead CRC’s medical team. They provide our patients with the most accurate medical and psychiatric diagnoses possible in order to prescribe the most appropriate protocols for treating them. Unfortunately, a doctor or clinician who lacks board certification for practicing psychiatric and addiction medicine may have previously misdiagnosed patients. When a non-board-certified doctor misdiagnoses a patient, psychopharmacology protocols may be ineffective.
Collaboration: Our team of board-certified doctors have the specific expertise, training, and experience needed to treat and prescribe the most effective medications and protocols for mental health disorders, mood disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Medicine is a useful part of treatment for some people with these conditions. As with all other aspects of medical treatment, its usefulness depends on the individual.
Blood panel: In order to gain a clear insight as to our patients overall health and specific needs we start by completing a full blood panel and work up. This process allows our doctors to specifically target areas of deficiencies. One cannot have a clear picture or understanding of their overall physical health without having their specific medical data and essential blood levels.
Diagnosis: Unfortunately, many people must deal with mistaken or incomplete diagnoses. The correct diagnosis is the backbone for successful treatment. It is critical for doctors, clinicians, and treatment providers to diagnose patients properly in order to determine the best treatment and medication protocols. Our doctors and clinicians use a complete comprehensive patient evaluation. We are often called on to comprehensively evaluate patients who feel that their current treatments aren’t working or don’t fully address their problems. Our goal is to work with patients and their therapists or psychiatrists to provide a fresh and objective perspective on diagnosis and treatment. Our medical and clinical assessments cover patient’s current symptoms, history, physical health, longstanding patterns of thinking and feeling, relationship patterns, occupational functioning, and goals for treatment. Through sustained medical and clinical evaluation of our team can provide a thorough assessment and treatment recommendation tailored to of our patients, we draw on the latest and most effective treatments and therapies. We recognize that every person is unique and treat our patients as individuals.
Psychopharmacology: Psychopharmacology is the use of medication to treat mental health conditions. Medications can improve most mental health diagnosis. Some patients can be treated with medication alone, while others achieve greater results when combined with clinical and holistic treatments. In general, research shows that the most effective treatments for most mental health problems involve a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Some conditions require the use of multiple medications. Our psychiatrists and clinical team are involved throughout the process when our patient’s medications require monitoring.
Advanced Medical Detox: CRC’s medical team has created a revolutionary outpatient detox protocol for people suffering from addiction to opiates, benzodiazepines, alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and other toxic substances. Our doctors provide our patients with the highest level of comfort in our state-of-the-art facility by administering our proprietary IV therapy using NAD+ in conjunction with essential vitamin infusions. CRC’s detox protocols using IV NAD+ therapy reduce the incredible discomfort of detoxification by focusing on the comfort of patients while replenishing their bodies with the essential coenzyme needed for cell repair and vitality. CRC is also a provider of Vivitrol and Suboxone. These medications are approved by the FDA to prevent opioid overdose after patients receive detoxification.
Concierge Medical Services: We offer concierge medical and clinical services that are tailored to each individual. These are an alternative to both outpatient and inpatient treatments, which require participants to follow a rigid schedule while participating in group activities. Concierge treatment provides personalized, confidential, one-on-one detox treatment for drug and alcohol abuse in the comfort of the patient’s own environment, whether at work or at home. Our team of highly trained doctors, nurses, clinicians and techs provide around-the-clock support and care while allowing patients to schedule appointments and activities as they feel fit. CRC’s concierge services allow participants to receive treatment at home so as not to interfere with their personal or work schedules.
Regenerative Medicine: CRC Institute is at the forefront of regenerative medicine. Our medical team uses the most advanced techniques and medical solutions to help the body heal itself. Regenerative medicine focuses on the use of progressive, natural, non-invasive treatments to alleviate or cure a number of ailments, often those with which traditional medicine falls short. CRC’s regenerative medical protocols focus on using the most advanced and progressive regenerative techniques to heal or reverse damage to the body.
PTSD: Trauma affects people in many different ways. Traumatic events could include intense experiences, accidents, sexual trauma, emotional trauma, domestic abuse, military combat, or violent crime. In some cases, people can process these events effectively and move on with their lives without lasting negative effects, but for others, psychological trauma can set in and create significant problems in ones life. People affected by trauma may develop extreme anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or they may have ongoing problems with living day to day life, having successful relationships and maintaining healthy self-esteem. Our medical and clinical experts are on the cutting edge of evidence-based treatments for this disorder and deliver world-class care to our patients. Alongside our rigorous comprehensive diagnostic assessments and specialty consultations, our programs offer individual and group therapy, personalized treatment planning, robust aftercare recommendations, proven behavioral therapies, and medication evaluation and management.
Stellate Ganglion Block: CRC Institute is one of the few clinics in the country to actively treat PTSD and relieve symptoms of anxiety without the use of traditional pharmaceuticals. The Stellate Ganglion Block is one of many medical treatments we offer for those who live with PTSD.
Ketamine Treatment: Ketamine is a widely used medical anesthetic that blocks NMDA receptors. Ketamine is on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines because of its safety and efficacy for anesthesia. More recently, ketamine has been found to be a safe and effective treatment for depression and anxiety disorders. Many clinical trials have shown rapid improvements in mood and reductions in suicidality in comparison to placebos and other drugs. Many people who suffer from severe depression and have not found success with traditional treatments have found relief with ketamine treatment. Our comprehensive medical and clinical evaluations assess our patients to ensure that ketamine is appropriate for the individual.
Chronic Pain: Pain sometimes evolves into a poorly understood condition known as chronic pain syndrome. Unlike acute pain, this condition doesn’t go away after the injury or illness has healed. It’s marked by pain that lasts longer than six months and is often accompanied by anger, depression, anxiety, loss of sexual desire, and disability. Chronic pain syndrome may occur along with other conditions that involve long-term pain, including certain cancers, stroke, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, endometriosis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Experts don’t yet understand how these conditions are related. However, research suggests that psychological problems alone are not the sole cause of chronic pain syndrome. Chronic pain appears to be linked to abnormalities in the interactions among the hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal glands and the nervous system. Abnormalities in this stress axis, which controls our reactions to stress, injury, and trauma, may be the reason certain people experience pain differently.
Stem Cell Therapy: Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, promotes the repair responses of diseased, dysfunctional, or injured tissue using stem cells or derivatives of them. It is the next chapter in organ transplantation, as it uses cells instead of donor organs, which are in limited supply. These specialized cells can provide healing where traditional medications and procedures have failed.