The Empowerment Program

Dr. Melissa Franco, Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, says empowerment program is basically a mental health screening plan at Baptist. All the patients (new or in their annual physical exam) has two-questions screening depression questionnaire, she explains. If someone is screen positive, physicians are going into a more detailed questionnaire. Depending on the patient's score, the institution has a Depression scoring, which categorizes patients’ depression.

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