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Behavioral and Psychological Health

​​​​​​​​The Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano Center for Medical Psychology is a resource to address the complex psychosocial issues associated with diseases.

Your thoughts about symptoms, attitude toward illness and expectations about the future course of disease have a tremendous influence on your functional ability.

Behavioral medicine is a specialized field that treats physical problems by treating the whole person. At the center we address biological, psychological, behavioral and social problems known to cause or worsen illness and quality of life.

We know patients have better outcomes when an integrated approach is used to treat all factors associated with physical conditions. Jay Ashmore, PhD, clinical director of the Center for Medical Psychology, uses specific interventions to teach behavioral skill modifications necessary for making lifestyle changes.

The Center for Medical Psychology provides science-based diagnostic and therapeutic services aimed at helping patients develop strategies for coping with illness, improve health, enhance quality of life, and overcome emotional problems.

Pre-Surgical Evaluations:

(Fulfills insurance requirements)

  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Pain Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

Individual Treatments for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety (OCD, panic, phobias)
  • Stress / worry
  • Binge or compulsive overeating
  • Coping with chronic illness
  • Chronic pain
  • Sleep problems
  • Motivation enhancement
  • Grief / Bereavement
  • Scoliosis
  • Brain trauma

Groups for:

  • Bariatric Surgery Weight Regain
  • Cancer Diagnosis Support
  • Weight Loss and Healthy Lifestyle Change

The Center for Medical Psychology is located on the campus of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano in Pavilion I, 4708 Alliance Blvd., Suite 800.

Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano insurances are accepted. A physician referral is not required to schedule an appointment. To schedule ​​an appointment, please call 469.814.4850. Physicians' offices may fax orders to 469.814.5678.

Adolescent and Adult ADHD Clinic

Neuropsychological Assessment and Consultation

A number of conditions or disorders (i.e., learning disabilities, post-concussive syndrome, depression, substance use, etc.) can mimic the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Adult ADHD is a particularly complex disorder to treat due to the influence of multiple factors. A neuropsychological evaluation can assist in obtaining an accurate diagnosis and understanding the sources of overt adult ADHD symptomatology. Findings from the evaluation can also be shared with your treating physician to assist in treatment planning, who may be considering stimulant, antidepressant, or antianxiety medications.

Services/Procedures:​

  • Thorough review of history through psychosocial and medical interview
  • Completion of ADHD rating scales
  • Completion of brief psychological inventories
  • Brief neuropsychological evaluation to:
    1. Determine a skills profile
    2. Carefully assess executive skills, such as working memory, sustained attention, and response inhibition; cognitive functions linked to adult ADHD symptomatology
    3. Identify other forms of cognitive disorder that may affect learning and performance
    4. Identify psychiatric conditions that may be masking as ADHD
  • Follow-Up:
    1. Discussion of results
    2. Training in compensatory strategies or review of accommodations for the work and/or school setting

Request an Appointment

Email us to request an appointment at the center. Requests will be answered during regular business hours, Monday - Friday.

Please include your full name, requested appointment time and phone number in your email.

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