Mother-daughter duo teams to help address behavioral needs in PC
February 5, 2020
Jen Durward, PMHNP, and her mother Debby Knudson, LAC have teamed up with Phillips County Hospital to help Phillips County address their behavioral health care needs.
Durward has provided services at the P.C. Clinic for a number of years by utilizing technology through tele-med to talk with patients, as well as monitor and adjust their psychiatric medications. She often refers to her mother, a Licensed Addiction Counselor to assist with the therapy aspect of the care.
Knudson plans to serve Phillips County one day per week and will alternate between being at the clinic in person and the following week per tele-med from Havre.
Durward advises that patients work with and through their Family Practitioner to get a medical work-up to rule out medical issues that may be causing and/or affecting behavioral health issues first. Then, patients are individually assessed with a good evaluation and history, preferably in person. At that time, patients may be advised to get a chemical dependency evaluation, also. Finally, an individualized treatment plan will be instituted. The scheduling for services with either of these two Providers is done through the Phillips County Clinic.
We really appreciate the help from these two women. Welcome to the team.