Behavioral Health

Primary Care and HIV/AIDS Care Specialist located in Orlando, FL

Behavioral Health services offered in Orlando, FL

How you think and behave affects your physical and emotional well-being. Behavioral health is an area of medicine that focuses on helping you change behaviors to improve overall health. Pineapple Healthcare in Orlando, Florida, aims to serve as a one-stop -shop for all your health needs. Erick Suarez, APRN, and the team provide evidence-based progressive care for behavioral health, using GeneSight® testing to identify the mental health medication that best eases your symptoms, avoiding the necessity of trying multiple medications. For personalized behavioral health services, call the office or schedule an in-office or telehealth appointment online today.

Behavioral Health Q&A

What is behavioral health?

Behavioral health is an area of medicine specializing in evaluating and treating behaviors affecting mental and physical health. Behavioral health is sometimes called mental health. However, behavioral health is a more encompassing medical service.

Many mental health conditions affect how you think, feel, and behave and can benefit from behavioral health treatments. However, your behaviors also affect your physical health. For example, your eating and exercise habits may put you at risk of developing chronic health problems like diabetes or heart disease.

Pineapple Healthcare is a primary care practice that focuses on providing comprehensive care for the community they serve, including the LGBTQ community. They offer behavioral health to improve mental and physical well-being.

Who benefits from behavioral health?

Behavioral health benefits any health issue that affects your emotional or physical well-being. Examples of health issues that benefit from behavioral health include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Weight management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Substance use disorder
  • Diabetes

If you’re struggling with behaviors that negatively affect your mental or physical health, the team at Pineapple Healthcare can help.

What can I expect during a behavioral health consultation?

You can expect a compassionate, patient-centered exam during your behavioral health consultation at Pineapple Healthcare. Your provider asks detailed questions about your symptoms, medical history, and family history.

They may perform psychological testing to better understand your thought process and emotional state. Pineapple Healthcare also uses GeneSight® testing, which is a genetic test that helps the team better understand how your body may respond to psychiatric medications.

No single psychiatric medication works for all people, even those struggling with the same symptoms. With GeneSight testing, the team determines what medication makes the best fit for you, eliminating the need to try multiple medications.

What are behavioral health treatments?

The Pineapple Healthcare team customizes your behavioral health treatment plan based on your individual mental and physical health needs. Your plan may include:

  • Behavioral therapy
  • Medication management
  • Disease-specific medication
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Stress management
  • Personalized fitness plan

The team spends a lot of time talking to you about your health and how your behaviors influence your thinking and emotions. They work closely with you, helping you create healthy behaviors to improve your emotional and physical well-being.

To find out more about behavioral health at Pineapple Healthcare, call the office or schedule an appointment online today. Telehealth appointments are available.