As a psychiatrist I treat and try to prevent a variety of illnesses. I like to spend the 1st visit getting to know my patients, exploring their diagnosis and the symptoms that have been making them uncomfortable. I like my patients to have a place to understand their diagnosis and talk about how we can treat it. We’ll have a 1:1 conversation about the risks and benefits of treatment and for the most part my patients drive their own care after those conversations. When they leave the clinic I want all of my patients and their family’s questions to have been answered. If pt’s come to the clinic with an open mind it may make a better experience for them. Sometimes patients are disappointed if I don’t offer a medication they feel they need or may benefit them, which can happen if I feel that treatment won’t help them. I think it makes sense to weigh the risks of a medication as well as its possible benefits, especially when it comes to the mind and emotional health.
As a psychiatrist I treat and try to prevent a variety of illnesses. I like to spend the 1st visit getting to know my patients, exploring their diagnosis and the symptoms that have been making them…
I chose psychiatry because I feel psychiatric illnesses can be the most painful of any medical illness, and I chose a career in medicine primarily to help with people’s pain. The most rewarding part of my practice is helping my patient get through their struggle whether it’s with depression, addiction, anxiety, attention, or memory...that is very rewarding. It’s not unknown for me to share a fist bump when a patient overcomes a particular struggle or life challenge.
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Education & Training
Stony Brook University - Stony Brook - NY - Doctor of Medicine - (2006)
University of Utah - Salt Lake City - Residency in Psychiatry - (2006-2010)