About Anxiety Disorders
Everyone feels stressed, anxious, and nervous from time to time. But if you experience feelings of fear or anxiety that last for an extended period, you might want to seek help for an anxiety disorder. People who have an anxiety disorder often deal with intense fear and overwhelming feelings that prevent them from doing things they once enjoyed. The condition is also marked by excessive worry, panic, dread, shortness of breath, and insomnia. The compassionate physicians at Lawrence Family Practice Center can identify and treat many types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, and PTSD. We invite patients of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures to schedule an appointment in Lawrence, KS.
"I have had a great experience with Dr. Alana Ryan and her nurse. Dr. Ryan has actually listened to my concerns and I can tell that she truly cares about my entire well-being."- S.L. / Google / Jul 12, 2022
"All I can say is, if you are looking for a doctor that takes your concerns seriously, treats you with the highest level of kindness, who is adaptive and thorough, go see Dr. Blake Phipps and his nurse Tina. I have never before in my life experienced the high level of care that I have received from them. Not only was I taken seriously, my concerns were addressed right away, I was seen immediately, and I felt comfortable being treated. I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Dr. Phipps and his team."- J.“. / Google / Apr 15, 2022
"My experience today my experience with the nurse practitioner that I saw was wonderful"- B.H. / Google / Mar 13, 2022
"They have a wonderful staff. And they listen to their patients questions and they answer their questions. And they are prompt when it comes to scheduling for appointments either there or to specialists for tests or labs."- G.F. / Google / Feb 26, 2022
"I've always had wonderful experiences with the nurses and providers, they always make me feel safe and welcome. The front desk staff has been dismissive, and has forced some fairly embarrassing interactions - like having me state my health concerns in front of other patients, being unwilling to work with me to explain payment information when I was contacting my insurance, etc. I was late once, and instead of telling me yes or no as to whether the provider would still see me they made it seem like it was a huge deal and seemed very exasperated and borderline rude. I'd rather get a no than be treated like that to be honest. I get that COVID is hard and everyone is stressed but I shouldn't be leaving the front desk getting choked up from stress and embarrassment in most of my visits. I guess I didn't really think it was a big deal and sort of a universal experience until I started working at a hospital and have seen very positive and nonjudgemental interactions between patients and staff there, even when the news wasn't great. The good news is that you can do most of your check-in virtually. Again, the providers have been nothing but kind so it's not enough to make me look for healthcare elsewhere, but I am disappointed."- J.M. / Google / Feb 19, 2022
How Is Anxiety Treated?
To diagnose anxiety, we perform mental health evaluations and exams at our office in Lawrence, KS. Your doctor will then create a customized treatment plan to comprehensively address anxiety. There are a number of treatments for anxiety disorder, including antidepressant medication, counseling, support groups, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and osteopathic manipulation medicine (OMM). For many individuals, lifestyle modifications can also help as part of their behavioral health treatment plan. These include getting plenty of sleep, cutting back on caffeine and alcohol, and maintaining close social connections. Our team is here to equip you with the tools you need to manage your anxiety and improve your well-being.
Seek Support for Anxiety
Anxiety disorders can cause debilitating symptoms that make it difficult to live life, but help is available in Lawrence, KS. The trusted professionals at Lawrence Family Practice Center provide effective therapies and stress management techniques to help patients recover from mental health disorders. Book an appointment for yourself or a loved one today.