As a subspecialist in psychopharmacology, Dr. Lara focuses on
identifying and treating the underlying causes of mood, anxiety and
memory disorders. To do this, Dr. Lara evaluates performs a thorough
medically-based evaluation of each patient including: a comprehensive
medical and psychiatric history, mental status examination, blood
studies and, in some cases, brain imaging.
Patients in Dr. Lara's practice also benefit from his extensive
experience in augmenting presciption medications with supplements such
as omega-3 fatty acids, SAMe, and 5-HTP.
Every patient in Dr. Lara's practice is seen in follow-up at regular
intervals to ensure a optimal and timely response to treatment.
Dr. Lara also assists patients in finding a well-matched pscyhotherapist for patients interested in pursuing talk therapy.