She/Her/HersDoctor of Nursing Practice, DNP Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Dr. Ernestine Tasong is a dual board-certified family nurse practitioner (FNP) and a psychiatric nurse practitioner (PMHNP) provider in Ohio. She specialized in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and schizophrenia and much more. She has 20+ years of excellent, high-quality healthcare experience. She has worked in multiple settings, including telehealth, long-term care, home care, primary care, psychiatry care clinics, insurance, urgent care, hospice, and an inpatient behavioral hospital.
At an early age, I gravitated toward mental health and found myself drawn to understanding the complexities of human emotions and behavior. I grew up in a culture where mental health stigma was prevalent and many people were suffering in silence
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am a preceptor for students in many schools. This task challenges me daily to research what is out there to better help my students and patients.
How do your own core values shape your approach to care?
I understand the diversity of cultures, and I am open to listening to all that is pertinent to the care of my patients with the goal of helping them achieve the best health possible.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited to be able to help improve access to quality mental health care. I keep myself updated on the recent research on other mental health treatment modalities
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Psychotic disorders - Supporting individuals and families to manage symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, and agitations while maintaining healthy, supportive relationships
Schizophrenia - Support monitoring and managing symptoms; building skills and supports to reduce and respond to stressors and sustain a balanced life
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Years of Experience: 5 years
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