I approach each patient as a whole person, not just as a set of symptoms or a disease. I take into consideration not only the biological aspects of each person's illness, but also the unique psychological factors that influence how he or she experiences his or her illness. I ensure the treatments I recommend address both of these aspects illness. I approach treatment and recovery as a collaboration, and therefore, I ask my patients to be active participants in their treatment, both in making decisions about options and giving feedback as to which treatments are working and which ones are not. I also practice evidence-based medicine as much as the limits of psychiatric research allow, and I explain what our current understanding of the evidence is in ways that are understandable.
Dr. Christi Weston, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Bethlehem, PA. She has been practicing for 14 years.