Integrating Psychiatry into Primary Care Treatment of Patients with Substance Use Disorder - Application of the Chronic Care Model Office Hours

Posted 5/3/2022 (updated 5/11/2022)

Drs. Cooper and Marcovitz presented care models for referral and care coordination between psychiatry and primary care providers. Specifically, they shared their experiences with collaborative care planning; using screening and diagnostic tools, such as the PHQ-9 and GAD-7, to identify patients best suited for psychiatric services; setting up appropriate referral and handoff transitions; and in-the-field examples of how appropriate psychiatric services and medication management can improve patient participation and efficacy in their treatment care. After the brief presentation, participants engaged in an interactive discussion regarding integrating psychiatry into primary care treatment of patients with substance use disorder.