Modern Migraine MD

The Importance of Individualized Patient Care

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The Importance of Individualized Patient Care
Are you one of the up to one billion people around the world struggling with migraines, headaches, neck or back pain, neuropathy, epilepsy, dementia or another neurological disorder? Learn how individualized patient care can help!

Are you one of the up to one billion people around the world struggling with migraines, headaches, neck or back pain, neuropathy, epilepsy, dementia, or another neurological disorder? This type of disorder affects your brain and nerves, and can cause a range of symptoms.

At Modern Migraine MD, with offices in Manhattan, Toms River, New Jersey, and Aventura, Florida, and seeing patients with virtual visits in 13 states, board-certified neurologist Risa Ravitz, MD, provides safe, effective treatment for many types of neurological disorders. 

Because the symptoms and conditions of neurological disorders are frequently interconnected, it’s important to receive professional, holistic, individualized patient care that considers your whole person and not just your disease. Keep reading to learn more. 

What is individualized patient care?

Individualized patient care (IPC) uses a patient-centric care model that evaluates your health and goals for healthcare holistically. This means your provider considers your preferences, responses to treatment, and values. 

With IPC, Dr. Ravitz works in partnership with you, valuing your input and listening to your concerns. This type of care considers that besides your health condition, you’re a whole person facing multiple challenges that can affect your health and treatment, including but not limited to:

  • Personal relationships
  • Familial concerns
  • Financial struggles
  • Emotional troubles
  • Personal values and beliefs
  • Past response to medical treatment
  • Religious, cultural, and/or socioeconomic background

At Modern Migraine MD, IPC is the foundation of our practice. Our goal is to provide personalized care and treatment so you can take back control of your health and life.

Why is individualized care key in treating neurological disorders?

Neurologic disorders are diseases that impact the way your brain and nervous system (nerves) function. There are hundreds of different neurological disorders. Each one can cause different symptoms and have different causes, associated complications, and outcomes. 

For example, some types of neurological disorders may impact you physically, triggering pain or issues with balance. Others may affect your cognition (thinking) and ability to remember and recall information. While still others may have an emotional or behavioral impact, such as moodiness or impulsivity.

Research shows neurologic conditions are often complicated in their origin and presentation, often sharing symptoms or increasing your risk for other conditions. Genetic and environmental factors can influence the development, progression, and response to therapy. 

Personalized neurological care means taking into account the therapies and treatments best suited to meet your unique needs. IPC is key when managing and treating neurological disorders as it improves the outcome of your treatment. 

At Modern Migraine MD, Dr. Ravitz applies the principles of individualized care with every patient. This may mean that in addition to asking you questions about your symptoms and the history of your condition, she also takes into account factors, including:

  • Overall health history
  • Other symptoms or concerns
  • Lifestyle factors (e.g., stress; diet; exercise)
  • Data from wearable gear (e.g., smart watch)
  • Genetics and family history
  • Medical imaging
  • Blood work and other laboratory tests

She also discusses your goals for care and personal treatment priorities. And at Modern Migraine MD, we know some patients benefit from in-office visits while others prefer a virtual visit. 

We also know this may change depending on how you’re feeling and what’s going on in your life. That’s why we offer a virtual telehealth clinic with HIPAA-compliant telehealth appointments. 

Ready to learn more about individualized patient care and how this treatment approach can benefit you? Schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with Dr. Ravitz at Modern Migraine MD today.