Open house celebrates Olive Branch clinic opening
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.
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 Olive Branch location, call (662) 408-4631.
“Now people can get access to the care they need quickly and close to home.”
– Dr. Katherine Pannel