Physician Housecalls, a medical provider specializing in home-based primary care for chronically ill and elderly patients, will now offer psychiatric services to clients in Oklahoma.
“Our providers are trained and experienced in treating diseases of the body, but like most primary care practitioners, they have little experience with mental health issues,” said Cindy Longanacre, co-founder, owner and vice president of Physician Housecalls. “By adding mental health services to our established primary care offerings, we’re better able to address diverse patient needs.”
Nurse practitioner Rolanda Davis will lead the company’s psychiatric care efforts. Davis treats diseases like dementia, Alzheimer’s, depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia — she can also prescribe medications and provide counseling services, both through in-person visits and telehealth.
Davis said the need for psychiatric services has risen as part of the global health crisis.
“Depression and anxiety rates are increasing. Many people are isolated from their families, and they’re unsure what the world will look like from one day to the next,” she said. “Now more than ever, we all need to focus on our mental health. I look forward to working with patients in Oklahoma and Kansas to address these issues and hopefully provide them with a sense of calm and relief.”
Physician Housecalls is actively hiring psychiatric nurse providers in its operating areas to accommodate the growing need. For more information, visit www.housecallsok.com.