I would like to introduce myself as a functional medicine/integrative psychiatrist opening up a private practice within Glow Wellness in Pepper Pike Ohio. My mental health philosophy involves addressing issues related to mind, body and spirit, as well as providing appropriate supporting psychopharmacological therapy.
My education and prior professional experience reflect my deep commitment to scholarship in both biological sciences and the humanities, as well as my desire to be of service to others.
Brief summary in chronological order:
*PhD in Biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University,
*Assoc. Prof. of Biochemistry at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ross University SOM
*MD at University of Toledo, psychiatry residency at NEOCOM, public psychiatry fellowship at UCSF
*Institute of Functional Medicine, practitioner certification
*Community Psychiatry group practice, in Oakland, CA for 6 years
*Walsh Research Institute, practitioner training
*Windsor Laurelwood Behavioral Health, outpatient practice for 1 year, until present
My experience sitting with patients taught me very quickly how essential it is to consider brain-body issues when making treatment decisions and I therefore added training in functional medicine and specific biochemistry approaches to mental well-being. This background serves to complement my traditional allopathic training.
I am a very inclusionary thinker by nature and therefore I strive to be a “wholistic” psychiatrist by focusing on all pertinent aspects of health- lifestyle habits, diet, nutritional deficiencies, sleep patterns, gut health as well as inner life, relationships and purpose.
“As an integrative psychiatrist, I work with my patients to look for the most fundamental root causes of their malcontent and together we consider how best to create a specific functional medicine approach that will work-understanding that the true heart of wellness resides in addressing the continuum of mind/body/spirit.”
I am very grateful for this new opportunity to use all of my background and expertise in my quest to provide the very highest level of care of which I am capable. I am collegial, competent, compassionate and welcome referrals starting immediately. I treat the full spectrum of psychiatric challenges, eg. depression/anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, OCD, schizophrenia., etc. I have special regard for young people, and therefore am comfortable seeing an age range from mid-teens through golden years.