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Dana Hatwig Medication Management, PMHNP-BC

Dana M. Hatwig is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner offering comprehensive behavioral health services for all ages. She has a strong focus on shared decision-making, client education, the ways health affects mental wellness, and the careful treatment of common medication side effects (such as weight gain). Neuropsychiatric testing is available.

Dana M. Hatwig is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner offering comprehensive behavioral health services for all ages. She has a strong focus on shared decision-making, client education, the ways health affects mental welln…

Dana M. Hatwig is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner offering comprehensive behavioral health services for all ages. She has a strong focus on shared decision-making, client education, the ways health affects mental wellness, and the careful treatment of common medication side effects (such as weight gain). Neuropsychiatric testing is available.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Medicare
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay with a program
  • Optum Live & Work Well (EAP)
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    >$260
  • Sliding scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
Licensed in
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  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • New Hampshire
  • Virginia
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Provider
Profile
“My military experience and culturally-diverse upbringing have empowered me to deliver compassionate, culturally-sensitive care.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I retired from military service as an ER/trauma RN and garnered a tremendous amount of experience working with PTSD and other trauma-related disorders while on active duty. My military experience and culturally-diverse upbringing have empowered me to deliver compassionate, culturally-sensitive care.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am approachable, down-to-earth, and sometimes I can even bust out a "mom" joke. (Hah. There's my first one.) Despite my friendly demeanor, you can still rely on me to be the super-nerdy, uber-knowledgeable psychiatric professional you need. I provide plenty of information so you can make informed decisions about your medications. I'm also very careful about not "solving" every single problem with a pill. In fact, there may come a time where you'll have some homework. We may practice some anxiety exercises together. I may get involved in your dietary choices or encourage you to exercise. As our partnership invested in your wellness continues, it will evolve with a focus on going from "not feeling bad" to "feeling better" to "feeling really great." Hopefully, you’ll eventually think, "Wow! I've never felt this great in my life!"
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am education-crazed! I enjoy listening to psychopharmacology podcasts while driving to and from work. I engage in at least 4-5 training and certification sessions a year to ensure I'm offering the most competent care. By subscribing to and studying industry journals, I am able to deliver relevant, evidence-based treatments. I enjoy maintaining my collaborative relationships with healthcare providers outside of mental health as I garner those practice pearls that complement the care I deliver.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I grew up in the Chicago area, in the Melting Pot of America. I believe in empowering those feeling powerless. I recognize and respect cultural norms by encouraging clients to integrate their beliefs, rituals, and cultural practices into the overall treatment plan.
“I am approachable, down-to-earth, and sometimes I can even bust out a 'mom' joke.”