Provider type: Physician
Serving: Adolescent (Ages 5+)
I believe in a holistic approach to working with patients, to help the person achieve his/her highest level of functioning, improved wellness and greater self-esteem.
I try to learn about the unique biological, psychological and social dimensions of the person's life, such as the personality and the emotional reserves of the person, as well as the particular environmental conditions in which the person lives, in order to tailor each unique treatment plan to that person.
I believe psychiatric medications and psychotherapy (“talk therapy”) are both valid and effective approaches to treatment, and along with proper social support can help a person to feel less lonely, isolated or judged; reduce distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue; gain a sense of empowerment, control or hope; and improve the person’s understanding of his/her emotional responses.
I earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan), and completed medical school with a M.D. degree from the American University of the Caribbean. Following this, I completed a 4-year Adult Psychiatry residency program at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. I am board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.