I am Kim Gardner, PMHNP, a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at Prime Psychiatry, located in Frisco, Texas. My treatment approach aims to enhance the adaptive and healing capability of each individual.
I encourage my patients to engage in self-care and personal responsibility, fostering independence and a sense of empowerment. After conducting a thorough psychiatric evaluation and making a diagnosis, I may explore a psychiatric medication regimen if counseling alone is not enough. I educate my patients about the risks and benefits associated with each medication, and detail all of the available treatment options, to allow my patients to make an informed, patient-centered decision.
I make medication recommendations based on clinical evidence, the patient's health history, prior treatment, and any coexisting medical conditions they may have. My psychiatric clinical experience includes the evaluation and treatment of patients throughout the lifespan and with a wide variety of mental health challenges, though I specialize in helping people with mood disorders, elderly persons disorders, and those requiring medication management.
I am currently accepting new patients and look forward to discussing how I can help them at Prime Psychiatry.