The Baylor Scott & White – Plano Medical Psychology Center addresses many of the complex issues associated with illness. The Medical Psychology Center treats the whole person, addressing biological, psychological, behavioral and social problems known to cause or worsen illness and quality of life.
The goal is to improve the functional living skills of patients recovering from disabling medical illness or injury through intensive, research-based assessment and treatment. Services may be provided on an inpatient or outpatient basis, depending on the needs of the patient.
Patients often have better outcomes when an integrated approach is used to treat all factors associated with medical conditions. The Medical Psychology Center’s staff uses their expertise to teach patients the skills necessary for making lifestyle changes to:
- Cope with illness
- Improve their health
- Compensate for cognitive deficits
- Increase functional ability and independence
- Enhance quality of life
- Overcome emotional problems
The Medical Psychology Center also features an experienced clinical neuropsychologist on the medical staff who provides assessment and outpatient therapy services.