Right Track Medical Group Opens Olive Branch, Corinth Locations
Clinic provides outpatient mental healthcare for children and adults
Residents of Olive Branch and Corinth, Mississippi, now have a new resource for quality outpatient mental healthcare.
The Corinth clinic is located at 207 Alcorn Drive and the Olive Branch clinic is located at 9035 East Sandidge Road.
Led by Psychiatrist and Medical Director Katherine Pannel, DO, the practice takes an urgent-care approach to mental health.
“Our goal is to address a real need in North Mississippi,” Pannel said. “People who need medication for mental-health issues often have to wait weeks to see a psychiatrist. Now these patients can get access to the care they need quickly and close to home.”
Right Track Medical Group’s approach includes psychiatric evaluation and medication management, as well as individual and family therapy, and coping skills groups. Common issues include anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and postpartum depression.
The practice sees adults, teens and children as young as 6. Among children, common issues include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, separation anxiety disorder and specific learning disorders.
Sondra Bennett, PMHNP-BC, is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Right Track Medical Group and a native of North Mississippi. She says she is looking forward to how Right Track Medical Group’s new clinics will transform outpatient mental healthcare in the area.
“I am so glad we are expanding into these areas because it will be really great for each community,” Bennett said. “With our attention to privacy, emphasis on access to services and ability to provide a full range of mental-health services under one roof, there has not been a resource like this for families in the area.”
Mental-health treatment for children and adolescents involves examining biological, psychological and environmental factors. An initial examination evaluates the present mental-health disorder while also considering the influence of physical, educational, peer and family elements. After a diagnosis is made, a therapist can work with a patient and their family to develop a treatment plan.
“When I see children, I understand there are a lot of factors affecting their current behavior,” Bennett said. “They are confused, angry or sad about how they feel and why they are in therapy.”
“I understand they may communicate these feelings differently than an adult would. It’s about meeting children where they are — letting them know they can talk and be comfortable.”
At Right Track Medical Group, all mental health services for children, adolescents and adults are available at one location, eliminating fragmented care and speeding progress in treatment.
Clark Hunt, LPC, treatment coordinator for Right Track Medical Group, says the ability to receive this level of treatment at one location helps remove the barriers that some face in receiving mental-health treatment.
“Many people seem completely fine but are actually dealing with a lot of anxiety or depression below the surface,” said Hunt. “We want to see them get better, and we want to see it happen as soon as possible. That means tailoring a plan that may include both medication and therapy, to eliminate fragmented care and speed results.”
Right Track Medical Group accepts commercial insurance and private pay. To make an appointment at the Corinth location, call (662) 594-8355. To make an appointment at the Olive Branch location, call (662) 408-4631.